(d. 1438)


Architect, active in Portugal. His origin is unknown, but the most widely accepted hypothesis is that he was from the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Huguet was the second architect to be appointed to the construction of the monastery of Batalha, and from 1402 until his death he supervised the completion of the church, the cloisters and the chapter house, which had been begun by Afonso Domingues (d 1401).

Huguet's most important work in the monastery at Batalha was in the two burial chapels attached to the church, the square Capela do Fundador on the south side, completed in 1434, containing the tombs of Joao I and his wife, and the circular chapel intended as a mausoleum for Duarte I (1433-1438) and his family. This remained unfinished, and is therefore called the Capelas Imperfeitas, the Unfinished Chapel.

Huguet was the architect who introduced the Flamboyant Gothic style to Portugal. He played an important role in the evolution of Gothic architecture in Portugal during the late 15th and the early 16th centuries.