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a+u 2018:07 Aires Mateus

a+u 2018:07

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English + Japanese / 208 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 750 g

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This issue of a+u is our first monograph dedicated to Aires Mateus, an architectural practice run by two brothers, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus based in Lisbon, Portugal. Over the last thirty years, Aires Mateus has gained international
recognition for their poetic, yet respectful contemporary reinterpretation of Portuguese architectural tradition.

Although their projects have increased in scale, they have kept by their belief in paying careful attention to details and constantly exploring through experiments on ways to innovate with light and form. They play with the idea of timelessness, but work to keep this idea of permanence in their design. This conscientious articulation of their spaces to capture time is present not only in those newly built projects, but even more so visible in their preservation projects working with the traces of the past.

a+u Aires Mateus includes:

Time is the Raw Material
Ricardo Carvalho

Architecture as an Art of Permanence
Manuel Aires Mateus


House in Azeitão

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

Monitoring and Investigation Centre and
Accommodation for Researchers in Furnas

Houses for Elderly People in Alcácer do Sal

House in Monsaraz

Atelier Cecílio de Sousa

House in Alcobaça

Primary School in Vila Nova da Barquinha

EDP Headquarters

House in the Alentejo Coast

House in Ajuda

House in Melides I

House in Time

Meeting Centre in Grândola

RADIX / Common Ground

House in Melides II

Santa Clara 1728

House in Estrela

Renovation of the Trinity College

Faculty of Architecture in Tournai

Olivier Debré Contemporary Creation Centre

Fenda – 15th Biennale di Architettura di Venezia

Essay Series, vol. 3
The Evolution of Temple and Shrine Structures
Suguru Kanata