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.
The building lot is located in the area where the Boavista Avenue ceases to be a through street and fragments itself into discontinuous sections. The solution consists of a levelled platform which incorporates two close volumes but with different sca.