Architecture . Architecture of Interiors, Design for Context

Alvor Praia Hotel, 1966, Alvor

Interior Architecture and furniture of the grill and the pool coffee shop.

Alvor Praia was one of the first luxury hotels resulting from the tourist development in the Algarve, which began in the second half of the 1960s.

Daciano was responsible for the design of the coffee shop and grill restaurant, also treated as autonomous environments and characterized by their own benchmarks.

Later, for the interior design project of Casa da Música (2004-2005), Daciano da Costa proposes a total wooden version for the Alvor chair, in order to accentuate and highlight the lines of the model, and the reissue of the green Alvor bench.

For the interior furniture for Casa da Música (2004-2005), designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the architect elects Daciano da Costa’s furniture designed for the Villaret Theatre (1964-1965), the Alvor Hotel (1966-1968), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1966-1969/1999/2004), the Altis Hotel (1971-1974), the Cultural Center of Belém (1990-1992) and the Coliseu dos Recreios (1993-1994).

  • Client

    Salvor - Sociedade de Investimentos Hoteleiros, sarl

  • General Architecture Design

    Alberto Cruz

  • Design Team

    Daciano da Costa, Eduardo Afonso Dias

  • Other Collaborations

    Other Contributions: José Pinho e António Garcia (interiors and furniture of the entrance hall, bar and rooms); Eduardo Medeiros, Paulo Guilherme d’Eça Leal e João Alcobia (lounges, games rooms, reception area and main staircase); Jorge Vieira (sculpture in the grill restaurant); Jorge Vieira (grill sculpture)
    Landscape Architecture: Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles
    Constructor: Intercal – Companhia Nacional de Construções, sarl
    Furniture Manufacturers: Móveis Sousa Braga
    Current work with changes

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