July 10, 2018 - Garagem Sul | Lisbon - Promotorio Architects: A Square in Summer
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July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018

Garagem Sul | Lisbon

Promontorio Architects, A Square in Summer.

Promotorio Architects
A Square in Summer
July 10–September 16, 2018

Garagem Sul | Lisbon
Praça do Império
Centro Cultural de Belém Foundation
1449-003 Lisbon

T +351 2136126145


Cities and their spaces change with the rhythm of the seasons. In summer 2018, the square at the heart of the Centro Cultural de Belém became the stage for an ephemeral construction that highlighted this transitory dimension to places and things. Through an architectural work in cork, with the capacity to stimulate the senses and to redevise the mechanics of a space, it became possible to give form to this transformation of place and to experience the nature of materials, of their structural behaviour and technical potential. Garagem Sul challenged Promontorio Architects to design a construction whose ephemeral life might perhaps live on in the memory of those who had the pleasure of experiencing it.

This installation will be the stage for open air screenings of Murray Grigor’s films, a Scottish director who uses architecture as one of the fundamental elements of his work.

All start at 9:30pm

July 13: Infinite Space: the Architecture of John Lautner (2008 / 91 min.)
Introduction with director Murray Grigor

July 27: Sean Connery's Edinburgh (1983 / 29 min.) + The Hand of Adam (1975 / 34 min.)
August 10: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1983 / 61 min.)
August 24: Sir John Soane: an English Architect, an American Legacy (2005 / 62 min.) + In Search for Clarity (1995 / 45 min.)
September 7: Cumbernauld (1977 / 45 min.) + Space and Light Revisited (2009 / 20 min.) + Turn End: The Architecture of Peter Aldington (2017 / 48 min.) 

Related upcoming events
A Square in Summer runs parallel to the exhibition Building Stories, showcasing works from de vylder vinck taillieu, Maio and Ricardo Bak Gordon, an experiment on how architecture is produced and built. The exhibition was curated by Rodrigo da Costa Lima and Amélia Brandão Costa to create a landscape as a building site in order to transcend the limits of the museum space and focus on architecture as a discipline.

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