“The two contrasting approaches to building on high-constraint terrain – here a steep slope. As parallelepiped volumes, the two buildings are similar. Yet they are diametrically opposed. One house cantilevers out over the slope, standing out in stark.
Souto de Moura was born in Porto, and studied sculpture before switching to architecture. From 1974 to 1979 he worked with Álvaro Siza Vieira at his architectural practice, who encouraged him to start his own firm. For more inspirations tap on the image.