Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Abade Pedrosa Museum in Portugal

January 6, 2017

The two master architects have joined together in the design and construction of this double museum in Santo Tirso, Portugal. The building, located amidst traditional Portuguese architecture, presents both architects’ signature touches in it’s general approach and in the finishing details.

 

Abade Pedrosa Museum in San Tirso, Portugal © João Morgado

Abade Pedrosa Museum in San Tirso, Portugal © João Morgado

 

The two Portuguese contemporary master architects have joined together for the design and construction process of a new museum in Santo Tirso, Portugal. The museum, named the “Abade Pedrosa Municipal Museum” integrates two buildings into a single complex: a sculpture museum “International Contemporary Sculpture Museum” and the Abade Pedrosa Muncipal Museum itself. (more…)

Barbican’s “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” now at MAAT Lisbon

January 5, 2017

Bringing together over 380 works, through objects and projects produced during the couple’s lifetime, the exhibition presented last year at the Barbican Centre in London will be on show at Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology until January 9, 2017

 

Still of Glimpses of the U.S.A, Moscow, 1959 © Eames Office LLC

Still of Glimpses of the U.S.A, Moscow, 1959 © Eames Office LLC

 

The World of Charles and Ray Eames is a major new exhibition surveying the careers of Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames and the extraordinary work of the Eames Office: a ‘laboratory’, active for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators and staff produced an array of pioneering and influential work – from architecture, furniture, graphic and product design, to painting, drawing, film, sculpture, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for education.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames was presented last year at the Barbican Centre in London, and opened at MAAT, Museum of Art Architecture and Technology of Lisbon on 5 October 2016.

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale “The Form of Form”

October 11, 2016

The long-awaited Portuguese Triennale starts off with an exhibition on architectural form curated by Diogo Seixas Lopes, to be followed by three other exhibitions and a conference series taking place in new venues all around Lisbon.

 

TAL2016, "The Form of Form" Installation view © Tiago Casanova

TAL2016, “The Form of Form” Installation view © Tiago Casanova

 

Curated by André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes, the 2016 Lisbon Triennale started last week with a program filled with events and programmed exhibition for the next three months. This year’s theme “The form of Form” takes its name from the opening exhibition, curated by Seixas Lopes himself, in which he reflects on the ever-changing approaches of architects to architectural form in the past, present and future.

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“Continuity — Eduardo Souto de Moura” at Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém

June 20, 2016

The exhibition, curated by António Sérgio Koch and André de França Campos with photography and video from Takashi Sugimoto, explores sequentially the works of Eduardo Souto de Moura. The complexity and ambiguity of his approach to the architecture project becomes apparent through the analysis of some of his more remarkable buildings.

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura – Continuity © Takashi Sugimoto

Eduardo Souto de Moura – Continuity © Takashi Sugimoto

 

Symbolism and analogies are key elements in the architectural composition of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s work. Veiled in the case of symbolisms, or clearly embraced in the case of analogies, these act as catalysts of a mental process that searches for solutions that will strengthen and contextualize his interventions.

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“Les universalistes” 50 years of Portuguese architecture now showing in Paris

April 17, 2016

The exhibition, celebrating the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s 50th anniversary in Paris, showcases some of the best Portuguese architecture in search for the universalist movement already present in Portuguese literature, cinema and arts.

 

Quartier de Saõ Victor, Porto, Portugal (1974-1976), Álvaro Siza © Archive MoMA (New York)

Quartier de Saõ Victor, Porto, Portugal (1974-1976), Álvaro Siza © Archive MoMA (New York)

 

The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris is holding an exhibition showcasing some of the best Portuguese architecture of the last five decades, in an attempt to discover a common ground based on a certain “universalism” – a conceptual condition already present in other fields of the Portuguese culture: literature, arts and cinema. (more…)

“Architecture in Competition: a Critical Journey Through Portuguese Modernity” at C.C. Belém

March 28, 2016

The exhibition presents an overview of architectural competitions in the last hundred years. With the participation of a selected team of critics and authors, it presents a curatorial approach based on existing research and documentation collected in archives, institutions and architectural offices, and provides a historical and theoretical approach of competitions in Portugal.

 

Arquitectura em Concurso © Renzo Piano. CC Bélem

Arquitectura em Concurso © Renzo Piano. CC Bélem

 

Competitions in Portugal granted a number of works that marked the history of modern and contemporary architecture, not only as buildings of outstanding quality but also as evidence of important changes in the country. A number of key works that resulted from competitions were inscribed in our history. It is indisputable that, culturally speaking, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation radically changed the art institutions in Portugal; the Centro Cultural de Belém attested the dawn of a European Portugal and the Casa da Música became the symbol of a new cosmopolitan city. (more…)

Marble and geometry: refurbishment in Oporto by FALA ATELIER

January 11, 2016

The refurbishment of an old clothing store in Oporto into a real estate agency by Portuguese studio Fala Atelier features pure forms, scale and proportions, using different types of marble with an enormous precision.

 

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

 

The clients acquired an old clothing store in the suburbs from Oporto. The brief requested the space to be transformed into a new agency for their real estate company and the intervention had to be designed and implemented in less than 4 weeks. The new design should define the conceptual basis for all their future stores. (more…)

“Territorio: Casa Comum” territory as a common home

November 13, 2015

The exhibition, held at Casa do Território in Vila Nova de Famalição, shows the territory essentially as a political issue and, therefore, subject of debate and deliberation, focusing on the the collective construction of a common imagery.

 

Exhibition poster "Território: Casa Comum"

Exhibition poster “Território: Casa Comum”

 

The research group Territory Dynamics and Morphologies of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU) of FAUP is proud to present the exhibition ‘Território: Casa Comum’ at Vila Nova de Famalicão, in partnership with the Municipality of the City.


 

Practical Information

Territorio: Casa Comum
9 July 2015 to 29 February 2016
Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30-13:00 / 14:00-17:30
Saturday and Sunday, 14:30-18:30
Casa do Território
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2453
Vila Nova de Famalição, Portugal

 


Understanding the territory implies knowing it, and, above all, it implies inventing it. To invent reality is a requirement without which it remains opaque and indistinct, difficult to perceive what is really important for collective decision-making, and what might be in the reach of our actions. These are the matters that show the territory essentially as a political issue and, therefore, subject of debate and deliberation.

The territory is not something predetermined or stable. An idea of territory is something to be progressively built through a set of readings, representations, speeches and debates collectively produced around what is acknowledged as something common and that gives sense to reality.

 

Exhibition display "Território: Casa Comum" © Alexandre Delmar

Exhibition display “Território: Casa Comum” © Alexandre Delmar

 

The House of the Territory  welcomes these ways of seeing, experiences and essays on the “territorialization of reality”, making its many forms explicit. Making territory visible is a condition to make it public, to organize a particular view of a world and expose it to the judgment of others. Without this, society remains invisible and the territory, an abstraction. If we wish the territory we inhabit to be understood and dwelled as a common home – as a realm of life and relationship of the social group living there – then, this home should be the result of the collective construction of a common imagery and shared projects on what we are as a society, and on the things and places we can and should share. A house under construction.

 

Exhibition display "Território: Casa Comum" © Alexandre Delmar

Exhibition display “Território: Casa Comum” © Alexandre Delmar


 

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“Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon” retrospective at Garagem Sul

September 28, 2015

Despite being anthological in nature, the exhibition is above all a manifestation of way of looking, something that has been present since the start of his career. Here it is illustrated using the city of Lisbon, with which he has worked for over 30 years.

 

Expo’98: Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Mares, 1995–1988/2005–2011; Pavilhão Multiusos, concurso, segundo prémio 1994  © João Luís Carrilho da Graça

Expo’98: Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Mares, 1995–1988/2005–2011; Pavilhão Multiusos, concurso, segundo prémio 1994 © João Luís Carrilho da Graça

 

From the materials presented in this retrospective, the exhibition sheds light on what is a veritable theory of territory, expressed in a ground plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the individual projects. This theory holds that the construction of a city and its architecture is underpinned by the human routes and settlements that were there before, which in turn are determined by the main lines and points of the topography of the land.

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The CCA Montreal presents “The SAAL Process: Housing in Portugal 1974–76″

August 28, 2015

An exhibition documenting the pioneering experiment that empowered architects and citizens to create housing with a place in the city. The exhibition is organized by the Fundação de Serralves – Contemporary Art Museum, Porto, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada.

 

"The SAAL Process: Housing in Portugal 1974–76" © Álvaro Siza

“The SAAL Process: Housing in Portugal 1974–76″ © Álvaro Siza

 

Born out of the Portuguese revolution of 25 April 1974, SAAL―the Serviço Ambulatório de Apoio Local (Local Ambulatory Support Service)―was a pioneering architectural and political experiment designed to address extreme housing shortages and poor living conditions in Portuguese cities. With the support of the new temporary socialist government, SAAL established technical teams, known as brigades, that were led by architects in collaboration with local communities and aimed to develop housing solutions with the direct input of residents. The brigades reinvented the practice of architecture from start to finish, not only designing buildings but also surveying living conditions, supporting resident committees, and monitoring land use, resulting in projects designed with the residents and not just for them. In only twenty-six months, until October 1976, SAAL produced some 170 projects involving more than forty thousand families. (more…)