Spanish villa by Abelardo Lafuente




“Spanish villa by Abelardo Lafuente,” Archivo China España, 1800-1950, consulta 18 de junio de 2024,


Spanish villa by Abelardo Lafuente




The villa was located in Ward Street (today Changyang Road), in an area distant from the city center, with views over the Huangpu. It was designed for a Mr. French.

The building includes a ground floor and first floor with an accessible terrace with an overlook. It was the first finished project by Lafuente in the neo-Arabic style he termed as “morisco” (Moorish), as evident in the the engrailed horseshoe arches and decorative friezes characteristic of Arabic architecture in Spain). This architectonic features became Lafuente's signature style in his works in Shanghai.


LEONARDO PÉREZ, Álvaro (2019). Abelardo Lafuente García-Rojo (1871-1931), un arquitecto español en China (Madrid: Universidad Alcalá de Henares, unpublished PhD thesis), pp. 323-324.


Álvaro Leonardo Pérez

Recurso relacionado

MORTON CAMERON, W. H. Present day impressions of the Far East and prominent and progressive Chinese at home and abroad. The history, people, commerce, industries and resources of China, Hongkong, Indo-China, Malaya and Netherlands India. London: Globe encyclopedia Co., 1917, p. 360.