Sunday, November 13, 2011
we stopped at Cascais, which is half an hour west of Lisboa,
to see the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura
(who won this year's Pritzker Prize).
the building is a monolithic volume in red concrete, and was absolutely breathtaking.
unfortunately we were only able to see Aires Mateus' Farol Museu de Santa Marta from afar,
since it was closed that day (bottom picture).
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Álvaro Siza's absolutely amazing, super thin hanging concrete roof, built for Expo 98.
I really liked the combination of different colors of tiles and concrete.
Siza is one of my all-time favorite architects. I posted about some of his buildings before: here and here.
Santiago Calatrava's Oriente station, also for Expo 98
Thursday, November 3, 2011
we passed the building in the top picture every day.
it was at the corner of a quiet little square,
and I really fell in love with it.
do you have that problem of not knowing how to post portrait format pictures?
I like my pictures to have the same width,
but it means I cannot see all of the first picture on my 13" screen...