Pancho Guedes, often Amancio Guedes (born Amâncio d'Alpoim Miranda Guedes in 1925) is a Portuguese architect, sculptor, and painter. An archetype Eclectic Modernist born in Lisbon, Portugal, he went to the Portuguese territory of Mozambique when he was 7 years old. He spent much of his life in the Portuguese territory of East Africa, where he made more than 500 designs for buildings, many of them in the its chief city, Lourenço Marques. Guedes was part of “Team 10”, a group of architects who assembled in July 1953 at the 9th Congress of CIAM and adopted a new approach to urbanism. Aside from his large-scale architectural projects, he is a keen sculptor and painter and has exhibited in the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, amongst other places. After the events of the Carnation Revolution in Lisbon, he left the nearly independent territory in 1974. Independent Mozambique was established in 1975 and officially called the People's Republic of Mozambique. The dramatic departure from Mozambique in 1974 left his family almost penniless. But thanks to the almost legendary reputation Pancho had earned, he had received an invitation to take the vacant chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
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