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

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…)