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Growing collection of Museu de Imprensa.

Posted 10 May 2017 23:35
Posted 6 May 2017 06:28
Testing materials
Posted 4 Apr 2017 18:31
Machado Silvetti, glazed ceramic facade, Ringling Museum of Art
Posted 29 Mar 2017 23:25
"The biggest temptation is to jump right in. There are solutions that come to you. There are images that spontaneously appear. My method is rather to hold back as long as possible, to really imagine it spatially, so to be sure I have something to say."

Institut du Monde Arabe / Jean Nouvel
Posted 25 Mar 2017 13:17
traveling Portuguese tiles in Havana
Posted 21 Mar 2017 20:34
It's all about making a goood impression.

Letter pressing plaster
Posted 21 Mar 2017 09:20
Awaiting the symposium
Posted 9 Mar 2017 14:14
Spanish steps, Rome
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:35
services diagram
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:34
acoustic control
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:33
Nolli plan exercise
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:33
quadruple glazed acoustic window
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:32
Index - An observant's guide to the development of Lisbon through analysis of religion.
Posted 8 Mar 2017 11:16
From horse and carriage delivery to a wifi connection - The changing face of the news
Posted 6 Mar 2017 02:07
First couple of practice prints
Posted 20 Feb 2017 09:32
Studying authors' working environments
Posted 12 Feb 2017 13:28
Some light reading...
Posted 8 Feb 2017 22:09
when you get the party site

(shot from the roof of Palácio Braamcamp, next to the Lithographic Factory site)
Posted 8 Feb 2017 21:50
Opening of Ponte Salazar taken from SECULO ilustrado 1966.
Posted 27 Jan 2017 07:51
"The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”

"What makes photography a strange invention – with unforeseeable consequences – is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”

RIP, John Berger, very influential and perceptive writer has left us
Posted 3 Jan 2017 11:10
Nolli workshop
Posted 17 Dec 2016 15:55
Guess the building by its Nolli
Posted 16 Dec 2016 16:46
James O Nolli-planning.
Posted 16 Dec 2016 12:13
His threshold.
Posted 4 Dec 2016 18:57
Friday night frolics - On weathering by David Leatherbarrow.

Searching for strategies and the comparison to Kolumba Musuem.

I wonder what Pete Zumthor does in comparison on a Friday night?
Posted 2 Dec 2016 20:38
Merry Christmas from TATE

photo credits: Jeremy Selwyn
Posted 2 Dec 2016 17:17
1st of December feelings.

Lisbon blues
Posted 1 Dec 2016 17:07
PLACE: Sterling-esque plan of the Square Do O Seculo - the dotted line illustrates a potential route with which to climb the retaining wall and access my personal site. The path will cut into, as well as extrude from, the monumental stone structure.
Posted 30 Nov 2016 20:08
Caruso st. John appreciation trip
Posted 29 Nov 2016 12:07
[still from Lisbon Story, Wim Wenders 1994]

“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.”
― Susan Sontag, On Photography 1977
Posted 28 Nov 2016 21:52
Boris' DESSA
Posted 28 Nov 2016 18:16
A visit to the Tate Modern Switch House
Posted 26 Nov 2016 20:49
Stair core at the Newport Street Gallery
Posted 26 Nov 2016 20:48
A trip to the Newport Street Gallery
Posted 26 Nov 2016 20:47
Stone masonry study 01 - Cast stone powder plaster carved with bevelled edge chisel and scribing gouge

Manueline Column
Posted 26 Nov 2016 12:50

The Marquis of Pombal Enlightening and Rebuilding Lisbon, by Louis-Michel van Loo and Claude Joseph Vernet; 1766.
Posted 19 Nov 2016 11:50
impatience at the threshold
Posted 18 Nov 2016 13:06
The man about town in Lisbon circa 1755. Carlos Mardel.
Posted 17 Nov 2016 14:37
Architectural Jetty in Lisbon [diagram over own photograph]
Posted 17 Nov 2016 00:31
Kolumba Museum - Axonometric Sketch of section taken for the seminar model
Posted 16 Nov 2016 23:27
Hospitalhof new build 3D printed model before being added to the laser cut portion and the mahogany base
Posted 16 Nov 2016 15:17
new tate views #nozoom
Posted 14 Nov 2016 23:12
new tate views
Posted 14 Nov 2016 23:12
Another gem from Carlos Mardel's repertoire. This architect's productivity from 1740 - 1763 is incredible.

Mae d' Agua, Obidos 1754.
'The shaping of volume is so compelling in its starkness and purity that ornament would be superfluous. The stately rhythms and the simplicity of these forms clearly show what continuity there was between the architectural tradition of the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries and the rationalist, functional plainness of the new Lisbon that arose after the earthquake.'
Posted 14 Nov 2016 18:48
Canteiros - Flower beds, the term given to the starting block of stone.

1st attempt at a Manueline column of the Jeronimos monastery
Posted 14 Nov 2016 16:53
Lexicon Project: Artesano de Lisboa

Foldout from Chapter 2, The calçada making process
Posted 14 Nov 2016 16:43
Lexicon Project: Artesano de Lisboa

The wrought ironwork of the Baixa verandas
Posted 14 Nov 2016 16:40
The Lisbon Photograph
Posted 13 Nov 2016 10:51
Santa Justa Lift, Lisbon
Posted 13 Nov 2016 10:49
Understanding the site in 3 dimensions.
Posted 12 Nov 2016 11:50
Águas Livres Aqueduct, constructed in 1748 bringing water to the metropolitan city from 20km in Olival do Santíssimo.

On a more relevant note, this supplied the water to the fountain in the square of Rua de Seculo (my site). A celebrated feature that held high importance to urban spaces, water was once a rare commodity and so highly esteemed in Lisbon.
Posted 11 Nov 2016 00:21
Taste test: Pastéis de Belém vs Manteigaria fábrica Pastéis de Nata
Posted 10 Nov 2016 19:10
To craft a draft

Lexicon Project
Posted 9 Nov 2016 02:47
An unfinished observation sketch of the Lisbon Cathedral and a busker at the Largo da Sé.
Built by Portugal's first king on the site of an old mosque in 1150 for the city's first bishop.
Posted 6 Nov 2016 19:18
Gently reflective properties of smoothened cobblestone surfaces in the low sun.

Costa do Castelo, Mouraria
Posted 6 Nov 2016 19:02
MAAT temporary exhibition space with some interesting architectural drawings looking at the creation of form
Posted 3 Nov 2016 21:51
Lisbon facades : Azulejos in a variety of colours
Posted 3 Nov 2016 21:49
Boarded up and abandoned buildings are everywhere in Lisbon
Posted 3 Nov 2016 21:48
Local interpretation of Barrio Alto
Posted 3 Nov 2016 08:47
A brief encounter with Mourarias Domesticity
Beco das Flores
Posted 2 Nov 2016 19:57
Historic photo of site (Palácio da Rosa/Igreja de São Lourenço) in context
Posted 2 Nov 2016 16:59
The escadinhas and calçadinhas of old Mouraria.
In-situ studies drawn from reference
Posted 2 Nov 2016 00:44
Travessa da Madalena, Mouraria.

Early site survey elevations
Posted 2 Nov 2016 00:27
Calçadinha de São Lourenço, Mouraria

Calçadinha translates to narrow passage.
Posted 2 Nov 2016 00:20
Rua das Farinhas, Mouraria.
En route to the Largo da Achada square
Posted 2 Nov 2016 00:15
Early on-site sections,
Castelo de São Jorge
Posted 2 Nov 2016 00:12
The golden arches of Lisboa
Posted 1 Nov 2016 12:36
Sintra's homage to Bollington's infamous White Nancy
Posted 31 Oct 2016 23:34
new lisbon
Posted 30 Oct 2016 01:09
Timber warmth @Walsall
Posted 30 Oct 2016 01:08
the passing winter @tate modern
Posted 30 Oct 2016 01:06
Underground waters @Lisbon
Posted 30 Oct 2016 01:05
Examining Thresholds
Posted 29 Oct 2016 16:53
a game of light :)
Posted 27 Oct 2016 22:58
Local life in Lisbon
Posted 26 Oct 2016 17:32
The Portuguese Film Museum Cinematheque is the national body, supervised by the Secretary of State for Culture. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, restoring and cataloguing cinematographic works.
Posted 20 Oct 2016 21:14
Posted 20 Oct 2016 17:34
A 'Caracol' head and 'Turley's tail' fanned tuners of the guitarra Portuguesa de Lisboa.

Carvalho guitarra by APC, Portugal.
Posted 20 Oct 2016 02:38
Mahogany base, 3d printed , gold painted ply
Posted 19 Oct 2016 19:54