Although Portuguese architect Souto de Moura started small, focusing
at the outset of his own practice in the 1980s on residential houses and
renovations, today he is one of the world’s most acclaimed architects.
Upon gaining wider recognition in 2000, his projects started to vary
considerably in both scale and expression. Despite the diversity of his
work, which broadly entails bold reinterpretations of local styles, his
buildings distinguish themselves by clearly communicating the way in
which they are developed as structures, rather than images or concepts.
The fourth issue of ‘Archives’ features nine of Souto de Moura’s most
recent projects while paying tribute to his masterful approach.