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Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”

16:00 - 19 June, 2016
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza”, Álvaro Siza,  Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991]  29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]
Álvaro Siza, Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991] 29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25]

Description from The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art: The first of a developing programme at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art of exhibitions talks and events dedicated to contemporary architecture, ‘Raw Material’ presents plans, sketches, correspondence and photographs that offer a fuller understanding of the process of architectural design, beyond the self-sufficiency of the realized project. This will be the first exhibition to draw upon the recent gift to the Fundação de Serralves of 40 projects from the archive of Álvaro Siza as part of a collaboration between Fundação de Serralves, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon.

Álvaro Siza’s practice is distinguished by his use of drawing as a working instrument in the prefiguration of forms and spaces within the process that brings him successively closer to the desired result. But an archive is more than just a set of drawings. The architect’s correspondence with his clients, the photographic record of the places where the works are to be built, relations with regulatory authorities and the opinions of the multiple actors involved in the construction processes, the models that support the perception of the proposals, the minutes of meetings and reports of the tensions arising at the building sites are documents that record an infinite number of episodes that remain invisible in the finished work. Offering insight into their contingent processes, the exhibition also offers invaluable understanding of the processes associated with the inventory, classification, and conservation of Siza’s archive, which will serve as a focus for future research and discussion about the role of architecture in contemporary society.  

House 2L / 236 Arquitectos

02:00 - 13 June, 2016
House 2L  / 236 Arquitectos, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Collaborators

    Pedro Fael, Miguel Serôdio
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Santa Teresa House / PF Architecture Studio

09:00 - 27 May, 2016
 Santa Teresa House  / PF Architecture Studio, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +28

Breiner 310 / EZZO

05:00 - 25 May, 2016
Breiner 310 / EZZO, © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Team

    César Machado Moreira & Claudia Dias
  • Main contractor

    Matriz
  • Engineering

    A400
  • Area

    930.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Rua de Marracuene / Base Arquitetura

02:00 - 11 May, 2016
House in Rua de Marracuene  / Base Arquitetura, © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos
  • Architects

  • Location

    R. de Marracuene, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Rita Gonçalves, João Gomes, Nuno Barbosa
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos +33

I3S - Institute of Health Innovation and Research / Serôdio, Furtado & Associados, Arquitectos Lda.

13:00 - 12 April, 2016
I3S - Institute of Health Innovation and Research / Serôdio, Furtado & Associados, Arquitectos Lda., © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +37

Atelier Z / paulosantacruz.arquitetos

15:00 - 28 March, 2016
Atelier Z / paulosantacruz.arquitetos, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +19

Porto Light Experience / FAHR 021.3

18:00 - 5 February, 2016
Porto Light Experience / FAHR 021.3, © Filipa Frois Almeida
© Filipa Frois Almeida

© Filipa Frois Almeida © Filipa Frois Almeida © Filipa Frois Almeida © Filipa Frois Almeida +11

Casa Gate / Pedro Oliveira

11:00 - 5 February, 2016
Casa Gate / Pedro Oliveira, © José Campos | Architectural photography
© José Campos | Architectural photography

© José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography +38

Workshop: Porto Academy 2016

07:57 - 12 January, 2016
Workshop: Porto Academy 2016

Porto Academy will happen from the 20th to the 27th of July 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza. The summer school includes lectures, workshop studios and bus trips.

Porto Cruise Terminal / Luís Pedro Silva Arquitecto

09:00 - 5 January, 2016
Porto Cruise Terminal / Luís Pedro Silva Arquitecto, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +86

CPC-IS Offices / XYZ Arquitectos

13:00 - 1 January, 2016
CPC-IS Offices / XYZ Arquitectos, © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +26

Bonjardim House / ATKA arquitectos

11:00 - 29 December, 2015
Bonjardim House / ATKA arquitectos, Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos
Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Diogo Paradinha + Patrícia Moreno
  • Area

    233.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos

Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos Courtesy of ATKA arquitectos +42

Hotel Vincci Porto / José Carlos Cruz

03:00 - 20 November, 2015
Hotel Vincci Porto / José Carlos Cruz, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +34

Dental Clinic in Porto / Ren Pepe Arquitetos

15:00 - 28 August, 2015
Dental Clinic in Porto / Ren Pepe Arquitetos, © Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Designer

    Ren Ito, Alessandro Pepe (Ren Pepe Arquitetos)
  • Project coordinator

    Michela Piddiu
  • Design Team

    João Ramos, Cátia Cunha, Marta Machado, Ricardo Leitão
  • Photographs

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro +32

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos

15:00 - 18 August, 2015
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Namibia / Sofia Granjo Arquitetos, © A Caixa Negra
© A Caixa Negra

© A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra © A Caixa Negra +30

Porto Metro / Eduardo Souto de Moura

02:00 - 12 August, 2015
Porto Metro / Eduardo Souto de Moura, © Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves +29

Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura

06:00 - 25 July, 2015
Spotlight: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Eduardo Souto de Moura (born 25 July 1952), the Portuguese architect that won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, is known for designs that are formally simple yet serious and at times, dramatic, created through his thoughtful use of colors and materials. His architecture is both versatile and consistent, contextual yet universal, and rarely affected by current trends or styles.