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Casa do Dragão, apartamentos
Maputo, Mozambique

Amancio d’Alpoim Miranda (Pancho) GUEDES: Architect

Date:1951
Type:Flats with shops to street
Status:Extant
Street:Avenida Eduardo Mondlane

Guedes calls the style of this building STILOGUEDES which translated means 'GuedesStyle' but looses something in the translation.

[An insert in the catalogue of the exhibition "Pancho Guedes- a aventura da arquitectura, o desafio ao formalismo (the adventure of architecture, the challenge to formalism)" held in the Portuguese consulate in Maputo in March 2010]

Cnr Avenida Eduardo Mondlane /Avenida Armando Tivane

This is a 4 storey apartment building. The main facades feature a triangular breeze block and pebble wall. The gargoyles have almost completely disintergatrated. As is typical for many Maputo apartment balconies, most of them have been caged in with burglar bars.

[Mike BELL, October 2010]

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.