“Building Site” exhibition at Lisbon Architecture Triennale

October 27, 2016

One of the four main exhibitions of the 2016 Lisbon Triennale, “Building Site” allows for cross-readings on issues generated by building sites, inviting the viewer to reflect on the transformations in contemporary building sites, the challenges they face and the impact they have on the practice of architecture.

 

Casa da Música, Model on the building site, December 2001 © Casa da Música

Casa da Música, Model on the building site, December 2001 © Casa da Música

 

Just as the forms of architecture determine the organization of building sites, so technology and economy organize methods of production – with a significant social impact. These conditions constrict and stimulate architectural  conception. From the communication between design and construction, the organization of time and money, to the rhetoric of politics and technological innovations, all the cards for architecture-to-be are played on the building site. (more…)