Tag: Fernando Távora

Inhabitants of the drawing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
17-11-2017 No Comments

Inhabitants of the drawing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The drawing supposes probably the most valuable tool to see, not only to look, architecture. The cinematographic record of the eye, our vision in movement, our time, conceals often essential aspects from everything what surrounds us, folds of the visible thing only evident under certain conditions of attention and belonging to the place.1 The pleasure of drawing a face, a city […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local identity that […]

2G N.64 Bak Gordon
30-01-2013 No Comments

2G N.64 Bak Gordon

Portugal goes years monopolizing the attention of the panorama of the international architecture and it has demonstrated to have an architects’ quarry that does not become exhausted in the big teachers as Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza or Eduardo Souto de Moura. The famous School of Oporto has given step to a new generation of architects of great interest in other […]

Interview Ruptura Silenciosa P3
21-03-2012 19 Comments

Interview Ruptura Silenciosa P3

Silent Rupture. Intersections between architecture and film. Portugal, 1960-1974. The period between 1960 and 1974 in Portugal was marked not only by relevant historical events, such as colonial wars, massive emigration, political upheaval and a vast urbanization process, but also with the emergence of movements in film and architecture that changed the cultural landscape over the last fifty years. Os […]