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Silva Gomes House

Lisbon, Portugal
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Silva Gomes House is one of Raul Lino's emblematic projects for Monte Estoril, which was constructed at the turn of the 20th century, when the eclectic architecture of the early years gave rise to more nationalist research. In the genesis of what would become the "Casa Portuguese ". The set was designed by the architect in 1899, for the original owners - Silva Gomes, a personal friend of Raul Lino, and his wife, Maria do Rosario Gomes - and the work was completed in 1902.For the final product, some aesthetic influences converge that will mark Lino's work in the future. Particularly surprising are the arches in horseshoe arches, defined by tiles, a characteristic that gives the house an exotic and refined flavor. At the same time, the large balcony was partially covered with neo-Mudejar tiles, and is supported by a wide pointed arch.

The house is a piece of solid architecture, whose volumes are unified by the decorative features, which are themselves in dialogue with the surrounding garden. The plant is generally longitudinal, composed of two large volumes, differentiated in height and in terms of coverage: one has a gable roof; the other two. The main facade faces south and maintains the differentiation in two volumes, through two distinct bodies: on the west, the main, on two floors and preceded by a porch that corresponds to the ground floor of the large balcony; to the east, a unique registration body. The decoration is restrained, although of great impact, as can be seen from the systematic use of horseshoe arches. There are also plenty of discreet applications in blue and white tiles, whether in the garden or on the panel depicting Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

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bostjan, December 16th, 2020
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