"When Porto spilled beyond its Medieval walls in the 18th century, the fringe estates were subdivided and developed in long, narrow lots, adapting to the contours of the land. The houses, also long and narrow, were built using prefabricated sculpted stone materials. This building follows the same tradition, not so much in imitation as a building principle. The stone structure is replaced by steel beams while the cladding is the same, in zinc and slate."
-- Marquez, F., & Levene, R. (Eds.). (2002). Eduardo Souto de Moura, 1995-2005: Block of Flats in Rua do Teatro. p. 44. El Escorial, Madrid: Croquis Editorial
Keywords: Portugal, Porto, Block of Flats, Rua do Teatro, apartment building, residential structures, housing, multiple dwellings. Submitted by Timothy Crowther, recipient of the 2005 Whitaker Travelling Fellowship.