The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is getting ready to open its doors October 14. The exhibition Let’s talk about houses: Between North and South will be presented at the Museu Colecção Berardo. Occupying the entire floor of the Grand Hall (3000 m2), it will examine dwelling conditions and the new solutions found in the specific contexts of various regions around the world. With a broad span of commissioners, the exhibition is based around two emblematic experiments (the SAAL project and Alison and Peter Smithson’s House of the Future) in order to examine the meaning of the specificity of place, the modernist legacy, and new solutions to the question of dwelling.
Images and more information after the break.
Between the utopian dimension of the legacies of 1956 (Smithson´s) and 1976 (SAAL) and the contemporary period, diverse architectural practices intersect, complexify, and are constructed and defined. In the different areas of this exhibition, the specific nature of the local problems and solutions that architecture is defining, will be detailed through the presentation of projects and the use of documental images and interviews with architects, theoreticians and residents.
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