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Competitions 1979-2010
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The path to the Pritzker The exhibition on the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura named “Competitions 1979-2010” is a tribute to a specific design approach and working method.
It is also the first exhibition taking place at Oporto Architecture School (FAUP) concerning the works of a former student and professor.
Instead of focusing on built projects and shiny photographs of the final product, the idea of the organisers André Campos and Pedro Guedes de Oliveira was to reveal the intense and sometimes obsessed working process behind this architect “ouvre”.
In the two room exhibition gallery of Álvaro Siza’s Architecture School we can check for sketches, physical models, accurate drawings, photomontages, photographs and historic data of 50 projects prepared for competitions between 1979 and 2010. As we can read in the intro of the exhibitio… [read more]

Recent Work

Mima LightViana do Castelo / Portugal

Architects: Mima Architects / 2016

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MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with an iconic and minimal image. This home seems to levitate above the ground due to the lining of the base with mirrors.
Inspired by the minimalist sculpture of artists such as Donald J
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House in Fonte BoaCoimbra / Portugal

Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro / 2015

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Fonte de Angeão SchoolVagos / Portugal

Architects: Miguel Marcelino / 2015

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The school setting allows a close relationship with nature, located in the countryside, the new primary school + kindergarten is surrounded by beautiful adult trees.
The proposal explores the relations between inside and outside through two systems that will define the spatial orga… [read more]

Hotel MonverdeLixa / Portugal

Architects: FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo / 2015

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“Amidst 30 hectares of active vineyards on northern Portugal’s Rota da Vinho – or Green Wine Route – the family-run Quinta da Lixa winery has expanded to include a new hotel for the ‘oenoe-curious’. Enlisting the skills of local architect Fernando Coelho, beyond the e… [read more]