Exhibition: Eduardo Souto de Moura - Continuidade
21st June - 12th September, Garagem Sul, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
Symbolism and analogies are key elements in the architectural composition of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s work.
An architecture that seeks rationality in the discipline, and that is clearly influenced by Aldo Rossi´s principles that pre-existing structures, the history of architecture, the tradition of the European city and the idea of monument are the starting point for developing the discipline, in contrast with an American vision inspired by Robert Venturi, opposite to that of Modern Architecture, which supports a hybrid route where contradiction and ambiguity break the principles of coherence advocated by the Modern Movement.
The use of rules and classical orders as a starting point for the appropriation of the reference-providing “site” demonstrates the architect´s uneasiness about how his works are placed in the territory, as he is aware that these are used as transforming resources for the surrounding space and should, therefore, be seen as such.
The materialization of his works is always associated with a spatial distribution that is based on composition and measure, the search for a detailed architecture, his pursuit for perfection and the continuous refinement of the elements.
The exhibition intends to establish a clear sequence to understand the work of Eduardo Souto de Moura, where each area is a disciplinary territory, while simultaneously leading to the shapeless, allowing for a promenade where the sequential sum of the parts equals the complete work.
Arch. António Sérgio Koch
Arch. André de França Campos
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