Cristino da Silva Archive
This archive includes 10 000 drawings, plans and descriptions of 114 architectural projects, as well as photographs, letters and other documents related to professional activity of the architect Luís Cristino da Silva. Due to copyright or rights of privacy some documents of this collection are only available within the local network.
Luís Cristino da Silva (1896-1976) was born in a family of artists: his grandfather was the romantic painter João Cristino da Silva (1820-1877) and his father João Ribeiro Cristino (1858-1948) was also a painter and teacher of Fine Arts. In 1919 Cristino da Silva became architect and a year later he went to Rome and to Paris where he worked at the atelier of French architect Victor Laloux (1850-1937), author of Gare d’Orsay. In 1925 he returned to Lisbon and projected the first modernist building of the capital: the Cine-teatro Capitólio.
Raul Lino Archive
This private archive includes around 9.000 drawings and 220 photographs as well as letters and other manuscripts related to 639 architectural projects designed by the architect Raul Lino between 1902 and 1974. Due to copyright or rights of privacy some documents of this collection are only available within the local network.
Raul Lino (1879-1974) made his architectural studies in England and Germany where he worked at the atelier of German architect and historian Albrecht Haupt (1852-1932). Back to Portugal he designed and built around 700 projects and he became one of the relevant Portuguese architects of the first half of the 20th century. From 1934 Raul Lino began to work to Directorate-General of Buildings and National Monuments becoming Director of Service in 1949. Lino was also author of several essays about popular domestic architecture like A Casa portuguesa (1929), Casas portuguesas (1933) and L’évolution de l’architecture domestique au Portugal (1937).