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Leonardo Marchesi

House on the Coast of Caparica

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Leonardo Marchesi

Costa da Caparica is a piece of land that every Lisboners and tourists passing the 25th April bridge knows very well, and in a way, it could be considered the beach of the city of Lisbon, although it doesn’t belong to the same administration.
The beginning of this piece of land is quite clear it starts with the São João beach, what is less clear is its endpoint; if we are to walk the Costa we would arrive the Cabo Espichel without feeling a true discontinuity of the territory, made by rock, sand, water, wind and light. Continue reading Leonardo Marchesi

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Leonardo Marchesi

private HOUSE . COLARES

L E O N A R D O   M A R C H E S I  . private HOUSE . COLARES afasia (1)

Leonardo Marchesi

A private weekend house, on the coast of Portugal, in the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais, just between the Lighthouse of Cabo da Roca and the Santuário da Peninha.

A house that is a chapel.
The site is a cliff facing the Atlantic ocean, and the topography is a platform for contemplation. The plan of the house is based on the manipulation of a romanic chapel, a single space. Continue reading Leonardo Marchesi

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Soares . Marchesi

Lighthouse sea hotel . Syracuse

Soares . Marchesi . Lighthouse sea hotel . Syracuse (1)

Jorge Soares Mendes . Leonardo Marchesi

The main idea of the project is to create a shelter for young sustainable consciousness tourism. The dispersed construction along the coast, with no apparent organization, has contributed for a landscape devaluation of the peninsula. Continue reading Soares . Marchesi