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In the previous post Mercado de S. Sebastiao a sketch was shown of this beautiful tiered market space. Above is a more accurate survey drawing of a section a 1:20 to show inhabitation of the space and how the relationships between each tier work as well as portraying the atmosphere of the space and how it is a very enclosed space by shuttered concrete and in-situ concrete furniture with a large skylight piercing through above.


In Porto was a fantastic public house of another variety than those you drink in. Here is a sketch of Mercado de S. Sebastiao, which is a fresh produce market in between Sao Bento station and Porto Cathedral. Large shuttered concrete structures cover the market with ornate in-situ counter tops, all individual to the produce on sale. This space demands a beautiful drawing.

This is one of a selection of photographs online on Flickr, which you can look at here, that were taken in Porto, Portugal.

The city is incredibly beautiful and much more accessible with the insertion of a new public railway. It also boasts a large amount of Alvaro Siza buildings including the Serralves Museum, the Faculty of Architecture and Leca Swimming Pools, though try not to grab on to the hand rails. Despite an unbelievable talent in resolving junctions of geometries, for some reason sturdy balustrades escape him. Nobody’s perfect.