BM xmas party

BM xmas party

Broadway Malyan architecture firm is located right between Restauradores and Rossio. Though I'm there every day, seldom do I sketch this privileged view over the bustling squares. The December weather was warm enough to leave the windows open, while the snacks and the drinks were set. BM used the King's Room, where the king used to wait for the train in Rossio station, to hold its info evening - a wrap-up of the work the company had during the previous year, a few personal experiences and research from co-workers, and a glimpse of the…Read more
O Rossio

O Rossio

There are many words for square in the Portuguese language, each with a specific meaning, or maybe not so much  - praça, largo, terreiro, adro... It so happens that rossio is just another one, as there are several rossios around the country, but there is one which people simply call Rossio. It has another name, an official one, but nobody ever uses it. It's one of the main squares in Lisboa, and it has had its ups and downs during its history. From there you can spot some of the highlights of the city,…Read more
The return of the Champions / O regresso dos Campeões

The return of the Champions / O regresso dos Campeões

A great thing about working downtown is that you can watch Euro 2016 Champions' bus going by from above - Go Portugal! Uma das vantagens de se trabalhar na baixa é que se pode ver passar o autocarro dos Campeões do Euro 2016 de cima - Força Portugal! This one was nowhere to be seen... A este não lhe puseram a vista em cima...Read more
Broadway Malyan Symposium

Broadway Malyan Symposium

Broadway Malyan is an international architecture firm with 16 offices around the world. The directors get together at the Lisboa office for the yearly BM's Lisbon Symposium, where they share and debate strategies, visions and expectations for the company. At the end of the day, right before drinking and being merry, Gonçalo Byrne was there to speak briefly about his own work. Everyone in the office got the chance to know more about three of his latest architectural designs. All the presentations were held in the King's Room, an ornate special area of the Rossio train station where…Read more
Sketching from Paris to Lisboa

Sketching from Paris to Lisboa

What's great about the Urban Sketchers community is that it's global and you can always find someone to sketch with when travelling abroad. That's what happened last week, when Alejandra and Evelyn, from Paris, visited Lisboa for the first time. They contacted the local Urban Sketchers chapter and, after a few emails, a sketch meeting had been prepared with a scenic tour around the old town. O bestial da comunidade Urban Sketchers é que é global e pode sempre conhecer-se alguém com quem desenhar quando se viaja no estrangeiro. Foi o que aconteceu durante…Read more
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