In ArchDaily we try to bring you a broad view of what is being done around the world. But during this last year, I have noticed a vast amount of great works coming from Portugal. Traditionally, Portugal has been home of renowned architects coming from the “Escola do Porto” (School of Porto) such as Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura.
But also, an important role on this new vision of portuguese architecture has been played by photographers Fernando Guerra, Joao Morgado and Leonardo Finotti, documenting the portuguese production. This 3 photographers have done a tremendous contribution to ArchDaily by sharing their photos with our readers.
A brief part of the recent portuguese architectural production is now being exhibited at “Overlappings: Six Portuguese Architecture Studios” at the RIBA Gallery, with works from Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Inês Lobo, João Favila, Paulo David Ricardo Carvalho and Joana Vilhena.
More info about the exhibition and an amazing set of photos sent by Leonardo Finotti after the break.
3 June 2009 – 02 July 2009
Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00 except Tues 10.00- 21.00
Gallery 1, RIBA
Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Inês Lobo, João Favila, Paulo David Ricardo Carvalho, Joana Vilhena
Focussing on the work of six young Portuguese architects’ studios, this exhibition highlights the breadth of practice in a country which continues to provide such an exciting context for contemporary architecture – particularly appropriate in a year which has seen Álvaro Siza as the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal.
The exhibition, consisting of models and drawings, explores the themes of locality, territory, permanence and cultural significance in the work of this cross-section of Portuguese architectural practice, explored through schemes including a high school, art centre, library and hotel. A presentation from Jonathan Sergison of Sergison Bates Architects accompanies the display.
Fees: Free admission
020 7580 5533
The Portuguese Association of Architects & RIBA Trust