I “You always want a perfect game” Lisbon, November 26th, 2008. The first few minutes of the Champions League game between Sporting CP and FC Barcelona. From the dugout, Pep Guardiola did not like what he saw. Thierry Henry – one of the quickest forwards in football history – had decided not to follow the … Continue reading How many Barcelona Pavilions fit into Camp Nou?
Where and when was this photograph taken? At the Heygate Estate (Elephant and Castle, London, England), in November 2011. Had you been there before? I visited this site on numerous occasions, also I used to live nearby and have been aware of it for many years. How did this opportunity come up? I went there … Continue reading Interview with Simon Kennedy
What is this image about and where was this it taken? This photo depicts one of the Absolute Towers by Beijing's MAD Architects and was taken in Mississauga, ON, just west of the city of Toronto, in Canada. When was it taken? It was taken on June 3, 2013 at 12:54pm. The time is a … Continue reading Interview with Amanda Large & Younes Bounhar
“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes”* It's 4:04PM and I just got inside a library designed by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. It's my first time in this city, just one hour away from Porto (Portugal). “You should try the berliners at Natário's; there's a hot … Continue reading Whitman, Koolhaas and Siza – The Beauty in Contradiction
Marco 5 estrelas enquanto saio do carro e logo sinto a maresia. Uma fila de roupas e conversas de Verão à espera de bilhete para entrar, preenche uma rampa de acesso que eu sempre vira vazia. É uma espécie de “trincheira inclinada” que separa estrada e mar. Entre patamares de betão e rochedo rasteiro encontro … Continue reading Um Muro Que Aproxima
Here is the link for the presentation given last evening at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. The title of the presentation was "Contemporary Residential Transience: Specificities in its Domestic and Urban Appropriation. How can 1 quote and 3 films effect design decisions". Presentation_20160216_IST (with notes) For the full paper and project (Portuguese) behind this presentation … Continue reading Presentation for “Projecto Relâmpago” at IST
A primeira vez que o ouvi e vi, eu era aluno de arquitetura e estava na plateia de uma conferência que decorreu no IST. Ficou-me sempre na memória a sua intervenção. Lembro-me que mencionou como eram experiências completamente distintas a visita a diferentes edifícios emblemáticos da arquitetura contemporânea. Seria interessante iniciar esta conversa recuperando aquilo … Continue reading Conversa com Carlos Mourão Pereira sobre o espaço e perceção de um arquiteto cego
There’s one picture of the ceiling of the Kolumba Museum by Peter Zumthor which is quite abstract – I don’t know if you know that image – where you look up in the excavation parts, the one with the brick walls where there is light on the ceiling. The one where you can see the … Continue reading Interview with Hélène Binet