How Subvert Studio Proposes To Revive a Renowned Lisbon Landmark

10:30 - 18 April, 2015
How Subvert Studio Proposes To Revive a Renowned Lisbon Landmark, Courtesy of Subvert Studio via Curbed
Courtesy of Subvert Studio via Curbed

With Lisbon now bouncing back from the 2008 recession, its estimated 12,000 buildings in decay offer plenty of opportunities to bring the city's buildings more in line with its new economic structure. In this article, originally published by Curbed as "What Could Be Next for a Noted Lisbon Modernist Relic?" Lisbon's Subvert Studio presents a speculative proposal for one of the city's most notable - and visible - modernist ruins.

Views from the balcony of what was once the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto show a band of green treetops, a stretch of white cityscape that spans Lisbon's old and new quarters, and a glimmering slice of the Tagus river beyond, mouthing toward the Atlantic. Bracketing the view is blue: a blue sky above, and below, a blue smash of broken glass, reflecting and refracting the sky's color. Wherever there is a vista at the Panoramic Restaurant of Monsanto, wherever there are windows—and the view is the focal point of the space—there is broken glass.

Last used as a club at the top of a 2,400-acre city park, the modernist structure has slipped ever further into riotous abandon since the mid-1990s. Windows have collapsed, graffiti long ago joined the reliefs by Portuguese ceramic muralist Querubim Lapa on the walls and the stained glass sculpture at the entry, chunks of ceiling have tumbled to the ground. And in recent months, a discussion has emerged: what to do with this city-owned modernist relic, which some estimate will require 20 million Euros to fix?

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

16:00 - 17 April, 2015
Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area

    146.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Santo António Museum / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 ATELIER

04:00 - 16 April, 2015
Santo António Museum / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 ATELIER, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo de Santo António da Sé, 1100-171 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrícia Marques, J.Paulo Costa
  • Designers

    Nuno Gusmão, Pedro Anjos
  • Team

    Joana Prosépio, A.AL arquitectos
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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27 Dwelling in Sete Cidades / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Adriano Pimenta

10:00 - 15 April, 2015
27 Dwelling in Sete Cidades / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Adriano Pimenta, © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves

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PM House / M2.senos

14:00 - 13 April, 2015
PM House / M2.senos, © Ivo Tavares Studio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Aveiro, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
  • Engineering

    Amadeu Carvalho
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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VLM Bridge / AND-RÉ

10:00 - 12 April, 2015
VLM Bridge  / AND-RÉ, © João Soares
© João Soares
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilamoura, 8125-507 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 10 - the Structures of Porto

08:00 - 12 April, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ ninth episode about Porto’s pavements, and now we present Episode 10 – Structures. Read the producers’ description of the series' last episode after the break.

José Macedo Fragateiro Secondary School / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

14:00 - 7 April, 2015
José Macedo Fragateiro Secondary School / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa, © Manuel Aguiar
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MISS’OPO Guest House / Gustavo Guimarães

16:00 - 6 April, 2015
MISS’OPO Guest House / Gustavo Guimarães, © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes
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Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group

05:00 - 4 April, 2015
Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group, © José Campos Architectural Photography
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Arq. Fernando Seara de Sá, Arq. Raul Roque Figueiredo, Arq. Alexandre Coelho Lima, Arq. Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators

    Arq. André Malheiro, Arq. Carla Guimarães, Arq. Fernando Torres, Des. Hélio Pinto
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Troia MED / MONTENEGRO Architects

06:00 - 2 April, 2015
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Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati

12:00 - 1 April, 2015
Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati, © Archive Olgiati
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Alentejo, 3400, Portugal
  • Collaborators

    Patricia Da Silva (project manager office Olgiati), Daisuke Kokufuda, Liviu Vasiu
  • General Contractor

    Matriz Sociedade de Construções Lda.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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SG House / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

06:00 - 29 March, 2015
© Manuel Aguiar
© Manuel Aguiar

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Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier

06:00 - 28 March, 2015
Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier, © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes
© Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes

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Cultural House of Pinhel / depA Architects

04:00 - 27 March, 2015
Cultural House of Pinhel /  depA Architects, © José Campos
© José Campos

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 9 - Walking the Streets of Porto

14:00 - 26 March, 2015

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ eighth episode about ’s skylights, and now we present Episode 9 – Pavements. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

House AADD / Galeria Gabinete

04:00 - 24 March, 2015
House AADD / Galeria Gabinete, © José Campos
© José Campos
  • Architects

  • Location

    4630 Maureles, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Helder de Carvalho
  • Design Team

    Helder de Carvalho, Sérgio Azevedo, Cláudio Ferreira, Pedro Guedes
  • Area

    648.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 8 - The Skylights of Porto

08:00 - 23 March, 2015

We have teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ seventh episode about Porto’s windows, and now we present Episode 8 – Skylights. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.