Classified Immovable Properties

    AM035-Building of the Former Jardine Matheson & Company

    Location: Macao

    Category: Buildings of architectural interest

    Introduction: Rua da Praia do Bom Parto

    Built in the early 19th century, this house was initially the residence of the director of the British Commercial Supervisor in China, and later became the office of Jardine Matheson & Co in Macao.

    The house features a garden and wall situated to the south of the building, which is connected to a wall of the former Ricci School. Both walls are in the same style, indicating that the two buildings were part of a group. The wall is in a Western style that highlights its special features, however, also decorated with square Chinese lazulite tiles. The main entrance, with its arched porch, curved and vaulted windows with integrated blinds, reflects an eclectic beauty composed of various decorative styles. In addition, the elements of Functionalism can be found, such as two windows, built lower than the others, and faces the Rua do Parque. It is believed that the placement of these windows was dictated by the design of the interior staircase, thus making this a representative design principle of forms and layout complies with pure functional purpose.

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