Allem Studio Inspiration - The colourful patterns of Azulejos tiles of Lisbon
Lisbon’s ubiquitous azulejo-clad buildings are not all centuries-old work, though. In fact, in the early 20th Century, azulejo art had fallen out of favour. The cultural elite despised it and said it was for the poor people.
Azulejos revival started in the 1950s, when Lisbon’s first metro station designers wanted a low-maintenance, easy way to have the underground spaces feel less separate from the outside world.
Here are some images of the beautiful tiles & buildings of Lisbon.
Images courtesy - Alex Pagnalli, Annie Spratt, Maxine Ficheux, Alice Butenko,