A look at 18 recently-built villas in Portugal by famous architects and some younger members of the profession. A reflection on the characteristics of modern Portuguese architecture.
The depths of Portuguese architecture, refreshingly free from deviations, excesses and emulation, and above all characterised by the close relationship between the older generation of maestros, such as Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Suoto de Moura, and their disciples, creating pleasing continuity from one generation to the next. This volume explores these relationships, reinforced by shared ideas on their profession, clarifying the link between models and lines of independent research and investigating residential architecture in Portugal in particular. Projects include work by Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura, their immediate heirs such as Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, João Carrilho da Graça, Cristina Guedes and José Gonçalves, Graça Correia and Roberto Ragazzi, as well as relatively new talents like Guilherme Machado Vaz and Arquitectos Anónimos.