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Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.

Cantareira Building / Eduardo Souto de Moura

  • Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Collaborators: António Sérgio Koch, Manuel Vasconcelos, Tiago Figueiredo
  • Project Area: 717.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

  • Architects: Raulino Silva Arquitecto
  • Location: Rua da Ribeira, 4740-288 Esposende, Portugal
  • Design Team: Hélder Silva, Daniela Amorim, Ismael Santos, Cátia Sampaio
  • Area: 379.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado

THE HOTEL Room for Ideas Office / ColectivArquitectura

  • Architects: ColectivArquitectura
  • Location: Rua António Maria Cardoso 26, 1200-484 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Vera Martins Alves, Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira
  • Area: 307.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

House in Vale de Margem / ultramarino | marlene uldschmidt architects

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Monocle 24 Examines the Impact of the 'Illegal City'

In the latest edition of The Urbanist, Monocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team tackle the illegal city and look at how our cities are dealing with those who are bending the rules. From Portugal to Albania to Brazil, Andrew Tuck and his correspondents explore how crime and illegality have become ubiquitous in our urban environment, from informal settlements and illegal housing, street art and rough sleeping, to the more sinister impact of inner-city organised crime.

Pedro Gadanho Leaves MoMA to Direct MAAT in Lisbon

After serving as curator for the past three years at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Portuguese architect Pedro Gadanho will be leaving his position to become the first artist director of the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, the new MAAT museum will be responsible for the EDP Foundation's cultural program. 

"Pedro Gadanho’s profile and international experience are essential to our ambitions for MAAT, making it a distinctive space of contemporary culture in Portugal", says António Mexia, CEO of EDP. Pedro Gadanho adds that "MAAT will be a cultural institution of the quality and breadth seen in major European cities, offering an exciting contemporary program at the intersection of art, architecture and technology."

Museum of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal / RBD.APP- Arquitectos

  • Architects: RBD.APP- Arquitectos
  • Location: Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-004 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Ana Paula Pinheiro and Rui Barreiros Duarte
  • Area: 1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective

  • Architects: UMA Collective
  • Location: Beco Xadrez, 1300-011 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Jónatas Lareiro, Rui Cruz
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

TUPÃ - A South American Totem / Subvert Studio

  • Architects: Subvert Studio
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team: Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho, Manuel Tojal, Kaleigh Nunes, Adrien Zlatic
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Subvert / APP Photography

© Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography © Subvert / APP Photography

GLC & Associados / Subvert Studio

  • Architects: Subvert Studio
  • Location: Chiado, 1200-443 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Coordination: Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho
  • Design Team: Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho, José Rico Sofia, Kaleigh Nunes, Francisco Menano, Manuel Moniz Pereira
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

SWING / Moradavaga

  • Architects: Moradavaga
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Moradavaga

Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga

Santa Maria Do Bouro Convent / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Humberto Vieira

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

180 Creative Camp 2015

From July 5th to 12th 180 Creative Camp will invade the center of Portugal, bringing to Abrantes unique creative collaborations between several celebrated national and international artists in areas like street art, video, design, music and architecture.

Everyone is invited to participate in this special week in Abrantes, watch and take part in the activities - from concerts, to workshops and talks - and work with the artists that will be a part of 180 Creative Camp.

Street artist INSA, director Alex Turvey, electronic musician Iago Lewis, German collective Plastique Fantastique and multidisciplinary artist Christopher Derek Bruno are some of the names that 180 Creative Camp is bringing to Abrantes during the week of July 5th to 12th.

Auditorium A / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

© Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters © Luís Ferreira Alves, Christian Richters

Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija / m-arquitectos

  • Architects: m-arquitectos
  • Location: 9675 Furnas, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Arch. Fernando Monteiro, Arch. Marco Resendes, Arch. Miguel Sousa
  • Area: 154.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart

Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura

© Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino