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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Pedro Sadio
© Pedro Sadio

Cell C Housing Blocks

  • Original Authors:
  • Bartolomeu da Costa Cabral ,
  • Nuno Portas
  • (1963)

The Olivais Sul Plan, carried out by the GTH (Housing Technical Office) in the 1960s, structured a rural and peripheral area of ​​Lisbon through an urban design influenced by the Modern Movement and the Athens Charter. Cell C is the result of a nonconformist architectural search which tries to reconcile the characteristics of the city and the traditional dwelling with the modern block, in a public collective housing exercise. It is a space of late modernity, which is developed around complex relationships with the landscape and urban surroundings, changes in lifestyles and the industrialisation of construction. This cell includes the tower where we can visit an apartment, public spaces and surrounding terraced buildings, elements which are also articulated by the exploration of traditional urban semantics—plaza, street, square—of semiopen spaces of transition between exterior and interior.

Rua Cidade de Carmona, 11
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Subway: Olivais



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