Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rebuilding

19th century buildings have been torn down while their façades are kept. After so many 'architectural crimes' committed in the last decades, it's good to know this is nowadays a common sight in Lisbon.

19 comments:

Olivier said...

la mosaïque sur les murs est magnifique, elles sont d'un autre temps et j'aime cela
the mosaic on walls is splendid, they are of another time and I like it

Joan Elizabeth said...

Some people complain about facadism as being false but I don't agree. It's a way to keep the integrity of the city's original design while making functional buildings.

B Squared said...

What a great way to combine the old and the new.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que ótimo ver que estão preservando tão bonito patrimonio historico e cultural! Linda fachada!( hoje é feriado nacional aqui no Brasil)

Wonderful shot!
Kind Regards
Léia

Jarart said...

It would be a shame to have the lovely tile destroyed. Once it's gone we miss these old beauties.

Tricia said...

is that tiled on the front? that HAD TO BE EXPENSIVE! wow!

Lois said...

I'm glad to see this happen, instead of tearing it down! They have done that same thing here with several buildings.

joo said...

I think it looks lovely!

m_m said...

Yes, I heard about this. The facade is great!:)

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful facades and composition with the street lamp.

amatamari said...

A photograph that gives the beauty of this magnificent palace...

Thanks!

Jacob said...

I with you! One cannot stop change, but one can use the best of the past with what's good in the new!

That is the chicken said...

I always think this is such a good way of keeping a city's history...unsafe or unusable buildings would otherwise be torn down. Interesting picture.

Marie-Noyale said...

Our ancestors will finally be proud of us!!

Marc said...

Great to see they're keeping these beautiful facades.

Kate said...

What an interesting concept. I should have noticed, but I've been unaware. I think it's an interesting way to retain architectural "character" on a new building, which so many modern structures sadly lack.

humanobserver said...

that is simply beautifully :)

Tarolino said...

Thanks for your visit to my Helsinki blog.
I'm on a revisit and I've been scrolling down your posts. For a small town you have so many interesting buildings and views to present. Some are just like I see the mediterranean buildings. White with blue doors and window frames. Others are totally different, like that wall with the art panels on it.
This last post I totally agree that implementing a more fresh style on an old building might just make the whole picture more interesting so there's nothing wrong with it. Many times modern buildings built instead can be so boring and plane.

Hilda said...

How wonderful! I wish they'd do that for the old buildings of the City of Manila too.