posts tagged ‘lisbon’
Today, Wang Shu receives the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize in Beijing. Exclusively for Ípsilon [a weekly cultural supplement of the Portuguese daily newspaper Público], MovingCities had a lengthy talk with Wang Shu 王澍 & Lu Wenyu 陆文宇 [amateur architecture studio 业余建筑工作室] about past, present and future.
The article – Wang Shu constrói a China tijolo a tijolo [Wang Shu, Constructing China Brick by Brick] – translated by Mónica Carriço, in Portuguese, is available for subscribers only.
We feature a couple of quotes and extracts. read more »
Moving around is our raison d’être. Sometimes we are here; more than often we are there. We’re strangers to some cities, inhabitants of others. We’re living in an actual world, in the reality of the runway and enjoy the freedom, and luxury, of flying. We leave and return. Flying from the South of Europe to the Middle of Europe, from Lisbon to Brussels, we indulged in aerophotography. People around us reacted nervous to the sound of the shutter: it was summer, the time of the year tourists move around en masse. read more »
The Quinta da Malagueira housing project in Évora by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira [1933-...] is an architectural classic. Its grid of parallel rows of streets and alleys, back-to-back patio houses and system of raised concrete aqueducts – connecting the separate residential clusters together – are part of today’s textbook material on social housing. It is so classic, one tends to forget it exists for over thirty years, it still is inhabited and is evolving to a next stage of architectural adaptation. The adaptation [parking, paint and printed materials] of architectural austerity. read more »
While on our way to the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, we passed along the Estoril Sol Residence, a 15 storey new housing complex with 110 dwellings, by Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos. More background, pictures and video’s of the project via designboom, ArchDaily, Reynaers Aluminium and Joao Morgado. read more »
While in Lisbon last month, MovingCities went on a drive to the nearby coastal town of Cascais. This with the purpose to visit the already much published Casa das Histórias Paula Rego [via ArchDaily, MIMOA, dezeen, wallpaper, Fernando Guerra, publico or blueprint] by the Pritzker-Prized Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. read more »
More summer snapshots while driving along Portugal’s secondary routes. This time from Prainha, Portimão to Alte, passing such poetic places as Silves and São Bartolomeu de Messines, having respectively about 10,800 and 9,500 inhabitants. A journey from the sandy and crowded Algarve beach to the hilly interior countryside and the whitewashed houses and narrow, cobbled streets of the village of Alte, 2,000 inhabitants. read more »
A series of past summer snapshots while southwards speeding through Portugal, from Lisbon to the Algarve. Instead of taking the A2 highway, the Auto-estrada do Sul, we scanned the landscape from a parallel national road, the IC1, part of the old main road to the Algarve. After crossing the river estuary in the city of Setúbal, where the Sado River enters the Atlantic Ocean, this secondary road showed us, while chasing the sunset, glimpses of villages, vineyards, churches, mountain ranges and fields. read more »