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House In Rua do Paraíso / fala atelier

09:00 - 5 April, 2018
House In Rua do Paraíso / fala atelier, © Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro + 7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Rute Peixoto, Lera Samovich, Paulo Sousa
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

From Digital to Reality: A Comparison of FALA Atelier's Collages to the Actual Buildings

16:00 - 25 February, 2018

To avoid hyperrealistic renderings we have witnessed the emergence of other options for architectural representation which seduce the viewer, not for their overwhelming resemblance to reality but rather the opposite, its resemblance to everyday life's textures presented through unpretentious drawings inspired by collage, watercolor, and painting. Digital collage and other similar representation tools have gained more popularity when discussing how architecture can be communicated. 

Fórum do Futuro / fala atelier

05:00 - 8 December, 2017
 Fórum do Futuro / fala atelier

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro  Fórum do Futuro / fala atelier + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Equipe de Projeto

    filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares, ahmed belkhodja, joana sendas
  • Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Serralves’ Pavilion / Fala Atelier

05:00 - 3 November, 2017
Serralves’ Pavilion / Fala Atelier, © Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro + 7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Rute Peixoto, Elisa Sassi, Paulo Sousa
  • Area

    36.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

In "Horizontal City," 24 Architects Reconsider Architectural Interiors at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

10:20 - 25 September, 2017

Horizontal City is one of two collective exhibitions (the other being Vertical City) at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. 24 architects were tasked by artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to "reconsider the status of the architectural interior" by referencing a photograph of a canonical interior from any time period.

Their challenge was in considering the forms and ways that their selection "might extrapolate out from the cropped photographic frame into a spatial and lifestyle construction across a larger, horizontal site" – in this case, a field of plinths, the size and positioning of which is a direct reference to the footprint of Mies van der Rohe's 1947 plan for the IIT Campus in Chicago.

House in Rua Faria Guimarães / Fala Atelier

03:00 - 21 July, 2017
House in Rua Faria Guimarães / Fala Atelier, © Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

© Ricardo Loureiro © Ricardo Loureiro Collage. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier © Ricardo Loureiro + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Diogo Paixão, Paulo Sousa
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Is "Post-Digital Drawing" the Next Stage in the Hand vs Computer Debate?

16:00 - 1 April, 2017
Is "Post-Digital Drawing" the Next Stage in the Hand vs Computer Debate?, <a href=‘http://www.archdaily.com/801629/garage-house-fala-atelier/58538399e58ece1f960000f8-garage-house-fala-atelier-collage'>Garage House / Fala Atelier</a>. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier
Garage House / Fala Atelier. Image Courtesy of Fala Atelier

Currently on display at the MoMA in New York is Zaha Hadid's concept painting for her seminal unbuilt project, The Peak in Hong Kong. The piece was made in 1991, on the edge of the digital revolution in architectural drawing fueled at its heart by the popularization of 3D CAD programs. The painting for The Peak arguably came at the end of the period of architectural drawing for its own sake, and the beginning of a period of scalable, scrollable renderings meant to show the real world. It only makes sense that this new software for image creation would usher in a new style of drawing with a function very different to the previous era: tool and process inherently constrain design by imposing a predetermined agenda for the user's interaction with them. 

During this digital period, architects like Lebbeus Woods and Michael Graves, known for their mastery in the art of hand drawing, pushed back against the dominant narrative of hyperrealism in architectural drawing. However, according to Sam Jacob's latest article for Metropolis Magazine, we may be entering an age of "post-digital" representation. In the post-digital, architects return to the convention of drawing, but create new methodologies by reevaluating and appropriating the digital tools of the last few decades. Current techniques within this practice have leaned heavily towards the collage, but research into what post-digital drawing could mean continues in firms and universities.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants

11:00 - 6 March, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants, James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the list of participants invited to contribute to the event’s second edition, which will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 in Chicago. More than 100 architecture firms and artists have been selected by 2017 artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founders of Los Angeles–based Johnston Marklee, to design exhibitions that will be displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city.

“Our goal for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is to continue to build on the themes and ideas presented in the first edition,” explained Johnston and Lee. “We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice.”

Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier

03:00 - 22 January, 2017

Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier Anticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013 / Fala Atelier + 21

  • Architect

  • Location

    Campo de Santa Clara 142, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Area

    48.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language

09:30 - 1 January, 2017
“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language, © jbmn
© jbmn

Re-Constructivist Architecture,” an exhibition now on show at the Ierimonti Gallery in New York, features the work of thirteen emerging architecture firms alongside the work of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Peter Eisenman and Bernard Tschumi. The title of the exhibition is a play on words, referring to the De-Constructivist exhibition of 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art that destabilized a certain kind of relationship with design theory.

This reconstruction is primarily of language. The architects draw from archives—mental, digital or printed on paper—distant from the typical parametric and highly schematic rationales that characterized the last thirty years of design in architecture. Within the theoretical system that drives architectural composition, these archives inevitably become homages, references, and quotes.

© AM3 © Adam Nathaniel Furman © Point Supreme © Warehouse of Architecture and Research + 46

Graça Apartment / Fala Atelier

09:00 - 21 December, 2016
Graça Apartment  / Fala Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Clara Pailler, Mariana Silva, Lera Samovich
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Garage House / Fala Atelier

02:00 - 19 December, 2016
Garage House  / Fala Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Camelia Petre, Clara Pailler
  • Consultant

    Paulo Sousa
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Chiado Apartment / fala atelier

02:00 - 10 March, 2016
Chiado Apartment / fala atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Ana Lima
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier

06:00 - 28 March, 2015
Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier, © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes
© Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes

© Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes Model. Image  © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes + 15

Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 41

Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier, Courtesy of fala atelier
Courtesy of fala atelier

With the challenge of creating a new identity for the "Alvenaria" neighborhood in Lisbon, fala atelier defined a module with variations and multiplications which allowed the dwellings to develop iteratively. As opposed to a static solution, this 2.55m cube module sets ground rules for the organization of the interiors, while providing the flexibility for several possible typologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.