Urban Planning

Casa de Serralves featured as a "most iconic House of the 20th Century"

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Casa de Serralves, in Porto, is included in the Iconic Houses interactive map that showcases the most iconic samples of Art Deco constructions of the twentieth century, by Portuguese architect Marques da Silva and French architect Charles Siclis. 

This is one of the most significant sites on the architecture of the past century, and the interactive map enables access to information on each of the buildings, photographs and some trivia.

Iconic Houses refers that "those who visit Casa de Serralves have the opportunity to go back in time and enter a unique Art Aeco sample, a milestone of the 1930's".

The publication highlights the magnificent decorative accuracy and the remarkable nobility of the materials, as well as the fact that the Casa de Serralves profited from the contributions of some of the most towering figures of its time, namely Marques da Silva, Charles Siclis, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, René Lalique, Edgar Brandt and, subsequently, from the renovation works by Álvaro Siza, in the 1980's.

Iconic Houses marks the Park enveloping area, which have been attended to by French landscape architect Jacques Greber, who specializes in landscape architecture and urban design.