The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 Pritzker Prize
Born in Oporto, on July 25, 1952, Eduardo Souto de Moura is part of the core of professionals called the "School of Porto," alongside Fernando Tavora and Siza Vieira and it was licensed in 1980 by the College of Fine Arts Porto.
Between 1974 and 1979 worked with Alvaro Siza Vieira and has been teaching some of the most respected schools of architecture since the early 1980s, initially in the Faculty of Architecture of Porto, and then in Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, Zurich and Lausanne.
Francisco Mangado is a Spanish architect born in Navarra in 1957. Since 1982, he was a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Navarra, where he also studied. He was also a guest professor at Harvard, Yale and Lausanne. In June 2008, he co-founded the Architecture and Society Foundation, an organization that facilitates the interaction between architecture and areas such as philosophy and economics. Besides the academic activity and his integration on the foundation, he also has an architecture studio in Pamplona
The CA1 series of the Portuguese company Torneiras Roriz, S.A. distinguishes itself by its quality products with unique designs and it is proud of its national character. As it is already its modus operandi, the architect José Manuel Carvalho Araújo has focused on the essential and in creating a product able to solve problems in a practical and efficient way. Simple but unusual; easy but smart.
Without exaggerations or distractions, the products objectively meet the customer’s requirements by being adapted to a room’s architecture or by transforming themselves through the use of other materials. Maintaining the excellence, the possibilities of new conceptions are infinite.