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Subvert Studio

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TUPÃ - A South American Totem / Subvert Studio

02:00 - 1 July, 2015
TUPÃ - A South American Totem / Subvert Studio, © Subvert / APP Photography
© Subvert / APP Photography

© Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho, Manuel Tojal, Kaleigh Nunes, Adrien Zlatic
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

GLC & Associados / Subvert Studio

22:00 - 26 June, 2015
GLC & Associados / Subvert Studio, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiado, 1200-443 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Coordination

    Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho
  • Design Team

    Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho, José Rico Sofia, Kaleigh Nunes, Francisco Menano, Manuel Moniz Pereira
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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?