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Paulo Providência-Architectonica Percepta

Texts and Images 1989-2015

With Photographs by Alberto Plácido
Paulo Providência is an architect who occupies a special place in contemporary Portuguese architecture, and he is recognized by many as one of the leaders of the generation following Eduardo Souto de Moura. His built work—the majority of which is located in Portugal—is based on his sound theoretical background and rooted in philosophical and anthropological research.

Paulo Providência—Architectonica Percepta celebrates Providência’s influence on contemporary Portuguese architecture by looking closely at seven of his key buildings. The buildings are presented in striking duotone photographs taken by Alberto Plácido, and each building in the book is documented with selected plans and details about its design and construction. Rounding out the book are five essays by Providência, reflecting on his work and his influences, such as Peter Zumthor.

248 pages | 83 color plates, 73 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2016

Architecture: European Architecture

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Table of Contents

Wash House
Holiday House
The Memory of Matter: Pikionis and the Stones of the Route to the Acropolis
Peter Zumthor: Architecture as a Technical Poetic Experience, or the Resistant Silence of Poets
Dominican Convent Church
National Theater Workshops
Healthcare Center
Notes on the Idea, Heuristics, and Craft of Architecture
Type and Antitype: the Becoming of Form and Organic Expression
Family House
Drive-in: Memory, Amnesia, and Invention of Places
Parish Church Renovation
Architectonica Percepta

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