This is designed by Álvaro Siza, Portuguese architect who won the Royal Gold Medal, British architecture’s most prestigious prize.  See here. He has led a remarkable flowering of design talent from his country in the last 25 years.

There is something about Portuguese architecture that, in our time, seems so right.

More on Mr Siza’s work here.

Above is a house he designed in Majorca, Spain. See here

But Siza has successors.  Above by Ana Reis, look here.

Portuguese architects Aires Mateus turned an old lighthouse into a sleek white museum. Two photos above by Joao Morgado, seen at notcot

A celebration of great Portuguese architects, including Ricardo Bak Gordon.  Go here for much more.

Saweet, this was found here. By Barbosa e Guimaraes Arquitectos

More wonderful stuff, from yet another Portuguese architect, João Palma Carreira Arquitectos, see here.

Whatever it is that Mr Siza discovered, he has led the way for a legion of architects from his small country whose influence travels around the world.  Above is the sublime interior of aIberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil | Álvaro Siza Vieira.  Also from Ultimas Reportagens an amazing site by photographer Fernando Guerra.  Mmmmm.