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The 23rd Arthur H. Schein Lecture

The work of the studio is very diversified in its fields of operation. Different programs pose distinct questions and challenges and produce unique projects. The method of creating and designing is similar but due to the changing specificities of the buildings that are commissioned, that is not easily displayable.

Manuel will be presenting an array of projects that share roughly the same program: houses. From the uniqueness of each example presented, it is possible to infer the contribution that each condition produces in the development of a project. These are often the most emotional and rewarding exercises as these are typologies that we all know since childhood and where the clients are more involved. It will be a display of differences in order to reason about the common grounds.

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Manuel Aires-Mateus

Architect, Aires Mateus Associados, Lisbon

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1963 and graduates as an architect in F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1986.
Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983.
Collaboration with architect Francisco Aires Mateus since 1988.

Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2002 and 2005; Fakulteta za Arhitekturo, Universa v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2003/2004; Accademia di Architectura, Mendrízio, Switzerland, since 2001; Universidade Autónoma, Lisbon, since 1998; Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, since 1997

Invited for several seminars and conferences in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.