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Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

04:30 - 25 July, 2019
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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.

Details about Lisbon Triennale 2019

03:30 - 24 July, 2019
Details about Lisbon Triennale 2019, Cortesia de Trienal de Lisboa
Cortesia de Trienal de Lisboa

Since 2007, Lisbon Architecture Triennale has been developing its mission as a non-profit organization fostering debate, thinking and practice in Architecture. The large number of activities initiated throughout its 10 years of existence is the best witness to this commitment.

Emre Arolat Bridges Old and New with Lisbon Apartments

07:30 - 19 July, 2019
Emre Arolat Bridges Old and New with Lisbon Apartments, © Emre Arolat Architecture
© Emre Arolat Architecture

EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture has revealed their design for Alcantara Gardens in Lisbon, Portugal. The 23,000-square-meter scheme contains residential, apartments, office spaces, and public amenities behind facades inspired by vernacular design.

Kengo Kuma Chosen to Design the Gulbenkian Garden Expansion in Lisbon

06:30 - 16 July, 2019
Kengo Kuma Chosen to Design the Gulbenkian Garden Expansion in Lisbon, Conexão entre o jardim e a Colecção Moderna. Image © LUXIGON. Cortesia de Kengo Kuma Associates
Conexão entre o jardim e a Colecção Moderna. Image © LUXIGON. Cortesia de Kengo Kuma Associates

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won the closed contest to design the expansion of the gardens of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the new entrance of the Modern Collection of the Gulbenkian Museum. The result was announced last Saturday by the Portuguese newspaper Expresso.

Continuity and Sensitivity Drive the Designs of Ricardo Bak Gordon

06:30 - 14 June, 2019
Continuity and Sensitivity Drive the Designs of Ricardo Bak Gordon, House in Boliqueime. Image Courtesy of bak gordon arquitectos
House in Boliqueime. Image Courtesy of bak gordon arquitectos

Past, Present, Future is an interview project by Itinerant Office, asking acclaimed architects to share their perspectives on the constantly evolving world of architecture. Each interview is split into three video segments: Past, Present, and Future, in which interviewees discuss their thoughts and experiences of architecture through each of those lenses. The first episode of the project featured 11 architects from Italy and the Netherlands and Episode II is comprised of interviews with 13 architects from Spain, Portugal, France, and Belgium.

Gallery: City of Light by Sebastian Weiss

06:00 - 4 April, 2019
Gallery: City of Light by Sebastian Weiss, Hospital de Santa Maria / Hermann Distel. Image © Sebastian Weiss
Hospital de Santa Maria / Hermann Distel. Image © Sebastian Weiss

Name: City of Light

Eduardo Souto de Moura: “I Look Beyond Solution; I Look For an Expression”

09:00 - 2 February, 2019
Eduardo Souto de Moura: “I Look Beyond Solution; I Look For an Expression”, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The architectural approach of 2011 Pritzker Prize-winner Eduardo Souto de Moura can be difficult to summarize. His convictions on matters of aesthetics and design are strongly held, but also highly individual and at times even unusual. In his work, this translates to buildings that are enigmatic, yet not flashy—in the words of the 2011 Pritzker Prize jury, “His buildings have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics—power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and sense of intimacy—at the same time.” In the latest interview from his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Souto de Moura to probe his architectural mind and understand the thinking behind these powerful yet modest works.

Francis Kéré: "I Draw on Paper, but I Prefer to Draw on the Ground"

08:00 - 27 September, 2018
Francis Kéré: "I Draw on Paper, but I Prefer to Draw on the Ground", © Eduardo Souza
© Eduardo Souza

This phrase caught my eye during Diébédo Francis Kéré's speech at the AAICO (Architecture and Art International Congress), which took place in Porto, Portugal from September 3 to 8. After being introduced by none other than Eduardo Souto de Moura, Kéré began his speech with the simplicity and humility that guides his work. His best-known works were built in remote places, where materials are scarce and the workforce is of the residents themselves, using local resources and techniques.

The Capela do Monte Through the Lens of João Morgado

06:00 - 5 July, 2018
The Capela do Monte Through the Lens of João Morgado, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

Portuguese architectural photographer João Morgado shared with us a series of images from Álvaro Siza's latest project, the Capela do Monte. This chapel is located in Barão de São João, in the Algarve region of Portugal. Part of the Monte da Charneca complex, Capela do Monte was commissioned in 2016 by a Swiss-American couple residing there.

Portugal Announces the 12 Projects That Will be Part of Its Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

06:00 - 6 May, 2018
Portugal Announces the 12 Projects That Will be Part of Its Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos © José Campos
Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos © José Campos

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present Public Without Rhetoric the proposal for the Portuguese Pavilion. Below, curators Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah describe their contribution in their own words.

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