Architects: Matos Gameiro Arquitectos
Location: 7100 Estremoz, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Pedro Matos Gameiro
Team: Abílio Silva, Bruno Antão, Josué Valente
Photography: , Courtesy of Matos Gameiro Arquitectos
Architects: António da Costa Lima + L Arquitectos
Location: Rua Vale do Jamor, Queijas, Portugal
Architect In Charge: António da Costa Lima, L Arquitectos
Design Team: Francisco Lobo, Pedro Araújo, António Fraga, António Silva
Area: 240 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of L Arquitectos, FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
The academic and critic Kenneth Frampton, who in the 1980s was instrumental in disseminating Portuguese architecture, as well as the idea of ”critical regionalism,” around the world, has won the third ever Lisbon Triennale Millenium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award, which distinguishes a person or practice whose work and ideas have been influential and continue to have a profound effect on architectural thinking and practice today.
“It is an excellent ending to this year’s triennale, to give the Career Award to someone who has devoted his life to thought and architectural culture, demonstrating once again that architecture does not live only as built works,” says André Tavares, director of the Architect’s Journal and coordinator of the publisher Dafne.
Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Rem Koolhaas, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Rem Koolhaas’ buildings from a ground level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people.
So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete post-production, he has turned to you by launching a Kickstarter campaign.
Watch REM’s official trailer above, which follows a parkour expert as he moves through the Casa De Musica in Porto, and follow us after the break for Tomas’ exclusive interview with Kanye West, who comments on his work with OMA at the 2012 Cannes film festival.