The Casa do Douro was created in the 1930s as an entity to defend the local wine producers and workers rights. Under a dictatorship this is always hard, but it did provide for several beautiful buildings in the region, especially this one in Pinhão right across the railway lines. It stands as a sort of Russian Constructivist in the closet, with a big greco-deco cornice, reduced fluted pilasters at the entry and symmetrical window groupings. Everything else is cantilevered and abstracted volumes and wall projections, the likes of which Moisei Ginzburg or Iakov Chernikov would approve.
Casa do Douro, Pinhão