Santa Clara 1728 / Aires Mateus


© Juan Rodriguez

© Juan Rodriguez
  • Coordination: Maria Rebelo Pinto
  • Interiors: Luz Jiménez, Sara Calem, Maria Bello, Pauline Gasqueton
  • Engineering: Betar + Prom&e
  • Construction: Manuel Mateus Frazão
  • Landscape: PROAP

© Renée Kemps

© Renée Kemps

Text description provided by the architects. The Santa Clara project envisioned the renovation of a building in Lisbon. A building with undefined history, with different construction periods and transformations, as it is common in historically rich areas.


© Francesco Martello

© Francesco Martello

Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

© Francesco Martello

© Francesco Martello

First floor plan

First floor plan

© Francesco Martello

© Francesco Martello

The goal was to construct a building that reflects the living experience of the city. A search, not done by the reproduction of traditional elements, but by a recombination of elements, materials, atmospheres and proportions, to bring back this idea of living. A plain architecture, that combines few elements, while striving for quality in the use of real materials. An idea of authenticity and, therefore, an idea of timelessness.


© Renée Kemps

© Renée Kemps