Burgo Tower / Eduardo Souto de Moura

Burgo Tower © Fernando Guerra FG + SG

Portuguese architectural photographer Fernando Guerra FG + SG shared with us a photo set of the Burgo Tower (2007), designed by the 2011 Pritzker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura.

The building, located in , was described by the Pirtzker jury as “…two buildings side by side, one vertical and one horizontal with different scales, in dialogue with each other and the urban landscape.” Souto de Moura commented that “a twenty story office tower is an unusual project for me. I began my career building single family houses.”

More photos of the Burgo Tower after the break:

Burgo Tower © Fernando Guerra FG + SG
Burgo Tower © Fernando Guerra FG + SG
Burgo Tower © Fernando Guerra FG + SG
Burgo Tower © Fernando Guerra FG + SG
Cite: Basulto, David. "Burgo Tower / Eduardo Souto de Moura" 28 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=122965>

7 comments

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    Souto de Moura studied carefully the lesson of Mies, and then reinvented it.
    That’s why this building is amazing.

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      totally agree

      a master of detail

      precision and rigor in forms

      context sensibility

      local materials

      CRITICAL REGIONALISM

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    Yeah, I agree.
    And somehow it looks much more comfortable than many other fashionable architects’ stuffs.
    I like him very much.

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    Lastima que los fotógrafos olviden que también se deben ver los edificios desde adentro…
    Me imagina, y me gustaría corroborarlo cual es el efecto desde el interior de las oficinas

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    souto de moura puts a new definition on the term “master builder”. he truly is a great master.

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