Aires Mateus..

On Monday I attended a lecture by Manuel Aires Mateus which was held at Kent State University at the beautiful Palazzo Dei Cerchi. Manuel Aires Mateus and his brother Francisco have an architectural studio in Portugal since 1988. They are both teaching in Lisbon and they are often invited for conferences and seminars all around the world.


At the lecture he presented Casa na AreiaCabanas no Rio, House in Fontinha, House in Alcobaça, School at Vila Nova da Barquinha and finally an office building at Lisbon which is under consruction. 


We build the limits but what is crucial is the void.


Architecture has to provide the layer, then life has to fullfil the other layers. 


 Architecture is about the perfect control of a situation.




Thanks to Enrico for the photo of me and Elisabetta with Manuel Aires Mateus.


photos © chrysoula papagianni






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