The new House of fado music in the Centre of Lisbon
One of the things for which Portugal is famous is the fado music. It seems the feeling to be the best to bring a Portuguese. Not only the music itself, but also the people who well present them, are venerated. The most talented are legends.
Casa da Severa
A project by the architect José Adrião
With a fado singer begins our next story. We do not call her name now. It is not known from Portugal as well as outside. But back when she died at 26, she had already won the hearts of many Portuguese in Lisbon with her talent for. You could be difficult with an early end. The House of fado singer came into the hands of the architect José Adrião. He lives and works in Lisbon. José Adrião made their house a cultural centre where the fado music of course plays an important role. In a sense, the late singer lives on through this building.
Cultural Center for fado music
The House is located in the Mouraria quarter in Lisbon
A great House in the fabulous quarter Mouraria
The House is located in the quarter of Mouraria. It is located in close proximity to Largo da Severa, evolved into a centre of Portuguese music. The House had originally three storeys and an attic about lying. It covers 104 m² and initially had many rooms. The building had many structural problems before the renovation of José Adrião.
Look in the renovated House
During the reconstruction, they found a way of trying to get the historical value of the building. It should be converts but at the same time into a cultural centre, which had a very modern character.
So was given an old house a modern character
To achieve both objectives, the architect opted for the following: you preserved the historic character of the façade and modernized the Interior through a complete transformation.
It was referring to the Interior the prevailing style in the residential district. Most houses show a white color and a strong contemporary character.
A cozy entrance
The restaurant of Casa Severa
The cultural centre called Casa Severa. There is also a restaurant. Be reached on the visitors by an open staircase. In the restaurant, you can often hear fado music.
The restaurant of Casa Severa
A bright and cosy atmosphere
Summer events with fado music
In the summer it presented fado music to a wider audience. This is happening right in front of the entrance to the cultural center.
The main room is impressive
The main hall of the cultural centre rises above 6.5 m above sea level. As a result, the Chamber reaches a very integral character. One of the walls work as a screen for video projection.
The perfect atmosphere for summer events with fado music
Modern and functional wall lamps
The ground floor
At the end we would like to introduce briefly the ground-floor. There were accommodated in the functional areas: the bathroom, the kitchen, and many technical facilities.
A lift, people can reach all floors and visit.
Energetic red in the stairwell
A romantic home for fado music
Passionate accents in red