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The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color

04:00 - 18 February, 2019
The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color, Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

When we think of concrete, the color gray generally comes to mind. The traditional mixture of concrete, which comprises cement, gravel, sand, and water may vary in color depending on elements and admixtures but naturally varies from light to dark gray. However, compounds that add pigment to the mixture are becoming increasingly prevalent and popular,  as they infuse the concrete with hues more stable than paint. These shades result from the addition of oxides:  yellow, red and their derivations (eg. brown) are obtained with the addition of iron oxide; chromium and cobalt oxide create the greens and blues, respectively. For black concrete, it is common to use black iron oxide and carbon oxide combined with pozzolanic cement.

Centro Cultural Comunitário Teotitlán del Valle / PRODUCTORA. Image © Luis Gallardo - LGM Studio Museu Cais do Sertão / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon Residência Montagnola / Attilio Panzeri & Partners. Image © Giorgio Marafioti Galería Solar S. Roque / Manuel Maia Gomes. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

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

Braga Municipal Stadium, 2003. Image © Leonardo Finotti Convento Das Bernardas, 2012. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves Cantareira Building, 2013. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves Santa Maria do Bouro Convent, by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Humberto Vieira, 1997. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves + 21

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.

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

11:30 - 25 July, 2018
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.

Braga Municipal Stadium. Image © Leonardo Finotti Venice Biennale Pavilion 2012. Image © Nico Saieh Burgo Tower. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG Convento Das Bernardas. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves + 21

Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos

00:00 - 24 January, 2011
Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Covilha, Portugal
  • Category

  • Architect

    João Luís Carrilho da Graça, arquitecto + AFA, Consult, Lda.
  • Project Team

    Pedro Abreu Pereira, João Rosado Baptista, Porfirio Pontes, Yutaka Shiki, Nuno Pinto
  • Structural And Mechanical Engineers

    AFAconsult
  • Landscape Architecture

    ARPAS – Arquitecto Luís Cabral, Lucile Dubroca
  • Electrical Installations

    Engenheiro Ruben Sobral
  • Client

    PolisCovilhã, S.A./câmara municipal da covilhã

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / Eduardo Souto de Moura

00:00 - 12 January, 2011
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / Eduardo Souto de Moura, © Vítor Gabriel
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  • Architects

    Souto Moura Arquitectos
  • Location

    Portugal
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Sérgio Koch, Ricardo Prata, Bernardo Monteiro, Diogo Guimarães, Junko Imamura, Kirstin Schätzel, Manuel Vasconcelos, Maria Luís Barros, Pedro G. Oliveira, Rita Alves, Sofia Torres Pereira, Susana Monteiro
  • Structural And Mechanical Engineers

    AFAconsult
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

01:00 - 7 November, 2008
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Category

  • Authors

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007