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March 2018

Companhia de Fiação de Crestuma

By |2018-09-18T20:59:52+00:00March 13th, 2018|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Companhia de Fiação de Crestuma was a 19th century textile factory located on the banks of the Uíma River, Crestuma, Lever, Vila Nova de Gaia. Born in the terrains of another industry, the textile factory soon became one of the most important of it's sector in the region and a milestone [...]

January 2018

Exposição do Mundo Português, 1940

By |2018-05-07T22:31:21+00:00January 24th, 2018|Architecture, Portugal|

Exposição do Mundo Português took place in Lisbon in 1940, from 23 June to 2 December, commemorating 800 years since the country foundation and 300 years since independence from Spain. The exhibition alone was an architectural splendor, expressing the creativity of Cottinelli Telmo it's major architect and António Lino.   [...]

December 2017

Maria Pia Bridge, an iconic iron bridge

By |2018-05-07T22:30:48+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Maria Pia Bridge is one of the most iconic if not the most, bridges in the Oporto city. It is a railroad bridge between the city and it's neighbor counterpart Vila Nova de Gaia. Considerered by many as one of the most beautiful bridges in the city, with an image [...]

Devezas, Ceramics to the World

By |2018-05-07T22:30:36+00:00December 16th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Fábrica Cerâmica e de Fundição das Devezas (Vila nova de Gaia), was the birthplace of one of the most prestigious industrial ceramic complexes and concentration of industrial artistic production in Portugal. The importance of this artistic pole was so important that it's mark is still alive till our days.   [...]

Arrábida – Uniting Margins and Future

By |2018-05-07T22:30:29+00:00December 10th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Arrábida bridge is an impressive and one of the most emblematic architectural examples in Oporto, immediately recognized by anyone in Portugal as one of the key profiles of this city. Six bridges, this is one of them. The Project  Since early 40's it had become apparent that the existing connexions [...]

November 2017

Siloauto, iconic car parking silo

By |2018-09-24T21:28:13+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

The Siloauto, (Alberto José Pessoa and João Abel Bessa, architects, 1964) is a circular, multi-stage, car parking building situated in Oporto downtown, and an iconic building. The building is managed and maintained by the municipal government. One particular note , especially to the habitants of Oporto, the lateral side of [...]

Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal Building

By |2018-05-07T22:30:07+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|

Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal is a purpose built terminal for ocean-going passenger ships built by the Port Authority of Douro, Porto, Portugal. The terminal was opened on the 23 July 2015, and it's a landmark in the city. Architect : Luís Pedro Silva The cruise terminal is the largest port [...]

Penha Sanctuary Religion and Style

By |2018-05-07T22:29:54+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture|

Combining views, architecture and religion, the Penha Sanctuary (Guimarães, Portugal) is unique. A project of the portuguese architect José Marques da Silva (18 Oct 1869 – 6 Jun 1947), one of the most important architects of modern architecture in Portugal and author of many architectural master-pieces. The project started in [...]

Old Montalto Sanatorium in Valongo

By |2018-05-07T22:29:35+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Places, Portugal|

SANATORIUMS AS TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR TB Montalto Sanatorium was one of those facilities. Tuberculosis disease has been present in humans since ancient times, and can be tracked as far as 17,000 years ago in the animal kingdom. The disease was not recognized as such till 1820s, and, during the middle [...]

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