This was one of Lisbon’s expansion area, northwards, after the 18th earthquake. In the 19th century the Príncipe Real’s garden was planted and all the new aristocracy, titles given by Marquês de Pombal to the upper Bourgeoisie, was looking at this place to build their own palaces. This Palace is one of those examples. A 4 floor eclectic building which has spatial, material and historical qualities to be kept. Our strategy to respect the Palace’s morphology was to create one apartment per floor with very generous areas, therefore going against the real state market tendency. The design is made in a continuum timeline and even the new areas, which needed more intervention and invention, are blended with the existent such as the terrace on the last floor as well as the swimming pool in the basement.

Date: 2013- | Location: Lisbon, Portugal | Client: N/A | Architecture: Patrícia Barbas, Diogo Lopes
Collaborators: Axelle Vandenbroucke, Alejandro Carrasco, Catarina Sousa, Guilherme Oliveira, Margarida Esteves, Ricardo Lima, Roma Olisauskaité, Sérgio Catumba, Valentin Rey, Vítor Sá  
Photography: DMF | Area: 1.800 m2 | Budget: N/A