AMAG 10 | COSTA LOPES
Based in Luanda, Angola, the office of COSTALOPES is headed by Alexandre and António Falcão Costa Lopes. One of the most distinguished offices in Angolan architecture today, its portfolio includes numerous projects reflecting both the architects’ heritage and the strong Portuguese and Brazilian influence that marks the region. This monographic issue details works of all scales and materials, from an urban waterfront revitalisation to city centre high-rises, each realised in the dense and sprawling capital. The architects’ belief in open projects, anchored in local cultures and rooted in collective life and public space, leads to a globally connected, critical practice.