Eduardo Souto De Moura Ten Houses

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Firm Profile: Born in Oporto, Portugal, in 1952, Eduardo Souto Moura graduated from the Oporto School of Architecture in 1980 where he later taught as an assistant professor until 1991. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Dublin, Zurich, and Lausanne.

In 1980, after working with Alvaro Siza since 1974, he established his own practice in Oporto and started designing a vast range of buildings, such as private houses and interior renovations, art galleries, a market in Braga, a cultural center in Oporto, a university building in Aviero, a transport museum in Oporto, a residential block in Oporto, and the conversion of the Mosterio de Santa Maria do Bouro into a state inn.

Other works by Moura include a project for the Ponte dell'Accademia in Venice (Biennale di Venezia), 1985; a hotel in Salzburg, 1987; a project for the Porta dei Colli, Palmero, Sicily (Triennale di Milano), 1987; the exhitibion Um Museu Portugues Serralves in Expo'92 (Sevilha); an installation at the Architektur Forum in Zurich.

Moura's work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited in Portugal, France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, the United States, and Switzerland.

Moura has won several awards, including the first prize for the SEC cultural center in Oporto, 1981; the first prize for the redesign of Praca do Giraldo in Evora, 1982; the first prize in a competition for a hotel in Salzburg, 1987; the National Secil Award of Architecture, 1992; the International Prize for Stone in Architecture, 1995; and the Annual Award of the Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics, 1996.

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Originally from Buenos Aires, Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer who practices in the United States, South America and Europe from his office in Boston. He is vice-director of the Spanish-Argentinian magazine Casas Internacional, and is the creator of several series of architectural publications for Rockport Publishers in addition to the Single Building series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, Architecture in Detail and Art and Architecture. Other architectural publications include the New American series for the Whitney Library of Design, as well as several monographs on the work of renowned architects.

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