C5 – Entrance Hall

2013 – …

The housing of the 60’s and 70’s, in Avenidas Novas, Lisboa, is often related with weak urban quality and a decay of the “arts” in the building trade. All of these property developers’ energy was put in the building’s lobby, as a sign of splendor and status, designed with exuberance and fantasy in the materials’ application.


Portugal has a weak collective tradition, not very concerned with common spaces’ renovations, and this flaw paradoxically conserved these lobbies exactly the way they were built.