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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Julien Labrousse
© Julien Labrousse
© Julien Labrousse

Grilo Palace – Dukes of Lafões Palace

  • Original Authors:
  • Eugénio dos Santos ,
  • Giovanni Carlo Bibbiena ,
  • Cirilo Volkmar Machado
  • (1760, 1760)

  • Interventions:
  • Julien Labrousse
  • (2018)

Implanted in an old farm, this vast rural property has been explored and intervened continuously for centuries. The current palace, an 18th-century architectural complex in a predominantly Neoclassical style, was built after the 1755 earthquake. The building is set on a summer farm belonging to the dukes, a palatial structure in a smaller scale and relevance, which in turn was based on old rural production supporting constructions, in a temporal thread that is lost in the memories of time. From the initial project we can find the L-shaped main body with the north façade facing the farm and the main one facing the gardens. The building underwent additions, but the original plan was never completed, an idea abandoned at the beginning of the 19th century, and so it has remained until today. Here you can find a restaurant and a performance space that mix architecture, gastronomy and theatre.

#Ruin #Void #Building

Calçada do Duque de Lafões, 1
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