For years Portugal has captured the attention of the international architecture scene, but has also proven to be a breeding ground for architects beyond the great masters such as Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. The famous Porto School has given way to a new generation of talented architects from other parts of the country, including the Aires Mateus brothers from Lisbon (2G 28, 2003) or the architect Paulo David from Madeira (2G 47, 2008). And from an even more recent generation comes another Lisboan, Ricardo Bak Gordon, who combines the best architecture of his own country with an awareness of what is happening abroad.
The latest issue of 2G magazine has just arrived to ArchDaily from our friends from Editorial Gustavo Gili. This new publication is edited in Spanish and English and comprises a series of monographs from renowned architects like Sou Fujimoto, Lacaton & Vassal and Eduardo Arroyo, among others. It also includes the writings from masterminds such as Mies van der Rohe and Lina Bo Bardi. The current issue, N.62, features the works of Stefano Boeri, known by projects like the Vertical Forest in Milan and La Maddalena Arsenal.
More information + full index after the break.
2G is a bilingual (english/spanish) magazine published by Spanish editorial Gustavo Gili, a series of monographs that has featured architects such as Sou Fujimoto, Williams Tsien, Lacaton & Vassal, OFIS, Tony Fretton, and classics such as Mies van der Rohe (Issue 48/49, all MvdR houses… a must have) or Marcel Breuer.
Issue 51 features the spanish practice Morales Giles Mariscal, which I already knew about because of 2 housing projects in Ceuta, Spain, with an interesting mix of unit configurations.
On this monograph you can see several completed and ongoing projects by the firm, for different uses: housing, educational, civic, cultural, etc. The different approaches used for each project are a reflect of a constant exploration by the firm, being “clean lines” the only common feature across them.
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