“Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon” retrospective at Garagem Sul

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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