GATE ORB, AN ARCHITECTURAL METAPHOR

The only sad part about this photo is the nasty 90s aluminum windows in the background, pertaining to some “luxury” condo. The elegance and refinement of a simple detail like this finial lamp speaks volumes about the strength of tradition versus blank-slate architectural ideology as the preferred language of mediocre developers.

Casa da Viscondessa de Santiago do Lobão, Av. da Boavista, Porto

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