EXTRASTUDIO was featured in the book Portuguese Contemporary Houses, published by Uzina Books. The House in Ajuda is among other houses by acclaimed architects as Álvaro Siza, João Luis Carrilho da Graça and Aires Mateus or young talents as Miguel Marcelino or Guilherme Machado Vaz. Read the rest of this entry »
Galeria da Boavista is managed by Note, that publishes books and promotes exhibitions and events on architecture. It hosted the VIII BIAU Ibero-american Biennial and now features Madrid’s practice Paredes y Pedrosa exhibit. Bárbara Silva, teacher and researcher on Corbusier’s incursions in Brazil, is one of the masterminds of this project.
EXTRASTUDIO was invited for a presentation at the Vitruvius FABLAB openday, the 6th of March at the ISCTE. This chat with Pedro Campos Costa, Atelierdata and Digitalab celebrates the 1st anniversary of this fabrication laboratory, with a CNC router we had the opportunity to test drive. The lecture will be presented on the classroom D0004, level 0, building 2 1 at 4.30 pm.
Recently, Adobe for Women, a non-profit organization whose goal is the recovery and education of earth construction techniques invited EXTRASTUDIO to donate a sketch for an art auction in Lisbon, aiming to raise money to build twenty sustainable houses in the indigenous village of San Juan Mixtepec, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Read the rest of this entry »
On the October 24th EXTRASTUDIO was invited by professor Paulo Tormenta Pinto to present our projects to the 5th year students seminar in ISCTE. The 5th year program focus on researching the subject of ideology in urban design, so we presented house in Ajuda and two other residential projects located in an urban plan developed during Estado Novo, the fascist regime that ruled Portugal from 1933 to 1974. We also presented one of our smallest projects, a canopy for the a school in Santarém, also built under Estado Novo in 1940, during the celebration to the 800 years of the Portuguese nationality.
The lecture focused on the role of the architect within the city and historical layers, and in the tension in having to choose between continuity or exception. We also compared the contemporary ideas for the city with the fascist vision, concluding that the major differences are mainly in the tools that we used today, and less in the concept. In the end, our main challenge in the housing projects is to incorporate in all the scales of design the client’s expectations for performance and the city’s concepts.