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Mário Krüger

Mário Krüger is a Retired Full Professor by University of  Coimbra, Portugal. He was born in Lisbon in 1945. He got his degree in Architecture by ESBAL – Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Portugal, in 1972. From 1972 onwards, he was a scholar at the Centre for Land Use and Built Form Studies (LUFBS), the pioneering research unit founded by Professor Leslie Martin at Cambridge University, UK. Krüger did his Doctorate studies in the University of Cambridge in 1978. He has tutored over fifty Master’s and PhD students at Brasilia University, Brazil; University College (Bartlett) and Cambridge University, UK; IST – Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon; Faculty of Architecture at Technical University of Lisbon; UMinho – University of Minho, Guimarães, and University of  Coimbra, Coimbra, all in Portugal. He has written five scientific books and seventy peer-reviewed papers, and as many communications in conferences and other scientific events. He is the co-editor of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation edition of the Portuguese translation of Leon Battista Alberti’s De re aedificatoria, first published in Latin in 1485. He was the coordinator of the third cycle of studies in Architecture at FCTUC – Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra, Portugal, and currently he is Full Professor at ULHT – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon.


  • Krüger, Mário et alii (2015), Na Génese das Racionalidades Modernas II – Em torno de Alberti e do Humanismo.  Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 506 pp. (ISBN 978-989-26-1014-6).
  • Krüger, Mário (2014), Comentários à Arte Edificatória de Leon Battista Alberti. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 378 pp. (ISBN 978-989-26-0647-7).
  • Krüger, Mário (2013) “Architectural Practice, Education and Research: on Learning from Cambridge”, Docomomo Journal, 49, 2, 64-69.
  • Krüger, Mário; Duarte, José Pinto; Coutinho, Filipe (2010), “Decoding De re aedificatoria: Using Grammars to Trace Alberti’s Influence on Portuguese Classical Architecture”, Nexus Network Journal , 13, 171-182.
  • Krüger, Mário (2005), Leslie Martin e a Escola de Cambridge. Coimbra: Edições Edarq, 148 pp. (ISBN 972-97383-9-4).