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Souto de Moura

Private house . Oliveira do Douro

Eduardo Souto de Moura . + AV . more pictures: © Luis Ferreira Alves

This house in Oliveira do Douro is a truly “rivergazer”. From almost every room, bedroom, living room, terrace and pool you see the Douro river.
As a wedge, embedded in a peak, the river has become almost an obsession, present in almost every space. Over time, I hope it will not turn unsubstantial.
It was an old obsession to make a sloping roof. Although diffident, we were able to draw one in a single slope, that rises up to the water’s edge. Continue reading Souto de Moura

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BMCC Meeting & Convention Centre . Bruges

souto de moura . meta . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a landmark urban renewal project by Eduardo Souto de Moura and META architectuurbureau, located in the heart of the historic city. With a multifunctional exhibition hall on the ground floor (4,500 m²), which also serves as a public covered square, the building is an integral part of the neighbourhood. The upper floors accommodate a conference area for over 500 participants.
In selecting Souto de Moura and META for this project, the City of Bruges sealed its reputation as a champion of architectural quality. Continue reading souto de moura . meta

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Souto de Moura

Burgo Tower . PORTO

Souto de Moura . Burgo Tower . PORTO Luis Ferreira Alves  AFASIA (1)

Eduardo Souto de Moura . photos: © Luis Ferreira Alves

The site is located where Boavista avenue breaks into discontinuous sections.
The solution consists in a level platform which incorporates two nearby volumes which re cast in different scales.
A low ribbon-like building allows for the enclosure more closely to approximate the sought-after anonymity. Continue reading Souto de Moura