Eugénio dos Santos

Eugénio dos Santos de Carvalho (1711–1760) was a Portuguese architect and military engineer, responsible for the planning and rebuilding of Lisbon's Pombaline Lower Town after the 1755 earthquake.[1][2] Among other buildings he designed the Lisbon City Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1863.[3] He designed the Palacio do Grilo, palace of the Lafões family in Lisbon. His austere design for apartment buildings with retail at ground floor level are considered a precursor of functionalist urbanism.[4]

Portrait of Eugénio dos Santos


  1. ^ Curl, James Stevens and Susan Wilson (2015) "The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture", Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Porto University: "Edifício da Reitoria da U.Porto - Enquadramento", retrieved 18 July 2015
  3. ^ Lisbon City Council: "City Hall", retrieved 18 July 2015
  4. ^ Fohr, Robert: Santos de Carvalho Eugénio dos - (1711-1760), Encyclopædia Universalis [online], retrieved 18 July 2015