This project involved the restoration of an 18th century building that is part of the area of Lisbon known as "Baixa Pombalina”. This urban complex was built during the reconstruction of Lisbon following the great earthquake of 1755. The plans were drafted by Eugénio dos Santos and Carlos Mardel during the reign of Joseph I, under the direction of the King’s Minister, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis of Pombal. The south facade of this particular building looks onto one of the most famous squares in downtown Lisbon, the Praça de D. Pedro IV, popularly known as "Rossio".
França, José-Augusto. 1977. Lisboa Pombalina e o Iluminismo. Lisboa: Livraria Bertrand.