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“Popular Architecture in Portugal”. A Critical Look

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TO AND FRO: MODERNISM AND VERNACULAR ARCHITECURE
Review by Paolo Cohen
Predella, nº 32
abstract – text

FCT project closed in June 30, 2013




Presentation

THE POPULAR ARCHITECTURE IN PORTUGAL. A CRITICAL LOOK

This research project currently underway constitutes a critical study of the book Arquitectura Popular en Portugal, published in 1961 by the Architects Union.
This publication was chosen not only because it is a landmark of Portuguese architectural culture history, but also because its critical analysis has become a current issue at a time when the vernacular and regional dimensions of architecture are back on the professional discussion agenda.
The point, however, is not merely to study this work in isolation, in itself and for itself; on the contrary, we claim that it needs to be considered with constant reference to the underlying theoetical elements that find expression in certain modern erudite languages.
Thus, this project takes up just two study hypotheses, characterized by Pedro Vieira de Almeida as ‘mezzo voce parameters’ which end up being complementary of each other and, we believe, absolutely key.
Firstly, the generic importance of the larger or smaller thickness of the walls that delimit architecture, resulting in what we can call, on the one hand, the poetics of thin walls, and on the other, the poetics of thick walls.
Secondly, the importance of transition-space in the general economy of architectural expression.
This project therefore works from two analytical variables as reliable analysis instruments, even testing this very reliability, taking as its object of study examples of the so-called vernacular architecture in Portugal.
A more thorough explanation of the working basis for this project was published in what we call Document Zero. (Pedro Vieira de Almeida – Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. O propósito de uma investigação. Porto: CEAA, 2010).

Background

THE POPULAR ARCHITECTURE IN PORTUGAL. A CRITICAL LOOK
((FCT: PTDC/AUR-AQI/099063/2008 – COMPETE: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008832)

Duration
01.04.2010 – 30.06.2013

Principal Investigator
Pedro Vieira de Almeida (2010-2011)
Maria Helena Maia (2011-2013)

Management Institution
Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto (CESAP)

Host Institution
Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Research Unit
CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (uID 4041 da FCT)

Funding
Project funded with FEDER funds by the Operational Competitiveness Programme – COMPETE (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008832) and national funds by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (PTDC/AUR-AQI/099063)

Team

RESEARCHERS

Alexandra Cardoso
Joana Cunha Leal
Maria Helena Maia
Pedro Vieira de Almeida (1933-2011)

CONSULTANTS

Josefina Gonzalez Cubero
Mariann Simon
Miguel Angel de Laiglesia

Activities


Cartaz ExC4

Exposições Caseiras/4
ARQUITECTURA POPULAR EM PORTUGAL. UMA LEITURA CRÍTICA
Porto, Galeria da ESAP 17 de Outubro a 7 de Novembro 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resultados do projecto A Arquitectura Popular em Portugal. Uma Leitura Crítica publicados em: A Noção de Espessura na Linguagem Arquitectónica (Pedro Vieira de Almeida); Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. Leitura crítica do Inquérito à arquitectura regional. Cadernos 1 e 2 (Pedro Vieira de Almeida) e Cadernos 3 e 4 (Maria Helena Maia,Alexandra Cardoso e Joana Cunha Leal)

 

Surveys cartazInternational Conference
SURVEYS ON VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture
Porto: 17-19 Maio 2012

This conference aims to understand the Portuguese case in the international cultural context and discuss the background, conditions, methodologies, published results, effects and the significance of such kind of surveys in the 20th century architecture and architectural thought.

The conference was co-funded with FEDER funds by the Operational Competitiveness Programme – COMPETE and national funds by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the project Popular Architecture in Portugal. A critical look (FCT: PTDC/AUR-AQI/099063; COMPETE: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008832)

http://architecturalsurveys.wordpress.com/

 

Conference papers

2013

Arquitectura Popular em Portugal. Valores expressivos: o espaço-transição
Alexandra Cardoso, Maria Helena Maia e Joana Cunha Leal
Colóquio Internacional Arquitectura Popular. Arcos de Valdevez: Casa das Artes, 3-6 Abril 2013

2012

O Inquérito à Arquitectura Regional: contributo para uma historiografia crítica do Movimento Moderno em Portugal.
Maria Helena Maia e Alexandra Cardoso
IV Congresso de História da Arte Portuguesa – APHA Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 21-24 Novembro 2012

O Plain, Pombaline and (Post)modernism: on some pre and post-Kublerian narratives on Portuguese architecture
Joana Cunha Leal
Symposium Systems of History: Georges Kubler’s Portuguese Plain Architecture, CES – Centro de Estudos Sociais, Coimbra, 7 Sep 2012

Pedro Vieira de Almeida and the Survey
Joana Cunha Leal, Maria Helena Maia e Alexandra Cardoso
Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture, Porto: ESAP, 17-19 Maio 2012

Our Project: The “Popular Architecture in Portugal”. A Critical Look. Intercalar results of a research project
Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Cardoso e Joana Cunha Leal
Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture, Porto: ESAP, 17-19 Maio 2012

Architecture and Discovery of Rural Portugal
Alexandra Cardoso e Maria Helena Maia
Theoretical Currents II: Architecture and its Geographical Horizons, Lincoln, UK, 5-6 Abril 2012

Popular Portuguese Architecture: Appropriations
Maria Helena Maia e Alexandra Cardoso
ISVS-6 Sixth ISVS Conference: Contemporary Vernaculars: Places, Processes and Manifestations, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 19-21 Abril 2012

2011

Arquitectura e Poder. Para uma historiografia do Movimento Moderno em Portugal.
Alexandra Cardoso e Maria Helena Maia
Encontros do CEAA/7: Apropriações do Movimento Moderno. Zamora, Fundação Rei Afonso Henriques, Junho 2011.

2010

From the Portuguese House to the Survey on Popular Architecture in Portugal: notes on the construction of Portuguese architectural identity.
Maria Helena Maia
Theoretical Currents – Architecture, Design & the Nation, Nottingham, England, September 2010.

Tradition and Modernity. The Historiography of the Survey to the Popular Architecture in Portugal.
Alexandra Cardoso e Maria Helena Maia
Encontros do CEAA/5: Approaches to Modernity. Budapest: BUTE, 8 Outubro 2010.

Post-Modernity as a Cultural Weapon.
Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Encontros do CEAA/5: Approaches to Modernity. Budapest: BUTE, 8 Outubro 2010.

O Inquérito à Arquitectura Regional.
Alexandra Cardoso
A Arquitectura Tradicional Como Património. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior, 17 Dezembro 2010.

A Descoberta da Arquitectura Popular
Maria Helena Maia
A Arquitectura Tradicional Como Património. Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior, 17 Dezembro 2010.

Published Research

BOOKS

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
A Noção de Espessura na Linguagem Arquitectónica
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/20, 2013

Joana Cunha Leal, Maria Helena Maia e Alexandra Cardoso (ed.)
To and Fro: Modernism and Vernacular Architecture
Porto: CEAA, 2013, 240 pág.

Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Cardoso e Joana Cunha Leal
Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. Leitura crítica do Inquérito à arquitectura regional. Caderno 4. 
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/19, 2013

Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Cardoso e Joana Cunha Leal
Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. Leitura crítica do Inquérito à arquitectura regional. Caderno 3. 
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/18, 2013

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. Leitura crítica do Inquérito à arquitectura regional. Caderno 2. 
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/17, 2013

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. Leitura crítica do Inquérito à arquitectura regional. Caderno 1. 
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/16, 2012, 80 pág.

Alexandra Cardoso, Joana Cunha Leal and Maria Helena Maia (ed)
Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture: Conference Proceedings.
Porto: CEAA, 2012, 554 pág. (isbn 978-972-8784-40-9)

Alexandra Cardoso, Joana Cunha Leal and Maria Helena Maia (ed.)
Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture. Book of abstracts.
Porto: CEAA, 2012, 68 pág. (isbn 978-972-8784-39-3)

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Dois Parâmetros de Arquitectura Postos em Surdina. O propósito de uma investigação.
Porto: CEAA, Edições Caseiras/14, 2010, 28 pág.

CHAPTERS FROM BOOKS, ARTICLES AND TEXTS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS

Alexandra Cardoso, Maria Helena Maia e Joana Cunha Leal
Arquitectura Popular em Portugal. Valores expressivos: o espaço-transição
Actas do Colóquio Internacional Arquitectura Popular.
Arcos de Valdevez: Casa das Artes, 3-6 Abril 2013

Joana Cunha Leal, Maria Helena Maia and Alexandra Cardoso
Architectural theory and the vernacular in Pedro Vieira de Almeida’s writing
in To and Fro: Modernism and Vernacular Architecture.Porto: CEAA, 2013, no prelo

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Posicionamento Teórico Genérico”.
Revista de História da Arte, nº 10, práticas da teoria/practices of theory do Instituto de História da Arte da FCSH-UNL, 2012, p. 26-44.

Maria Helena Maia and Alexandra Cardoso
O Inquérito à Arquitectura Regional: contributo para uma historiografia crítica do Movimento Moderno em Portugal
in Actas IV Congresso de História da Arte Portuguesa – APHA, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. 21-24 Novembro 2012, p. 379-387

Maria Helena Maia
From the Portuguese House to the ‘Popular Architecture in Portugal’: notes on the construction of Portuguese architectural identity”,
National Identities, special issue: Architecture and the Construction of National Identity, vol. 14Issue 3, 2012, p. 243-256, issn 1460-8944 (Print), 1469-9907 (Online)
(British Humanities Index; CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts; Historical Abstracts; Index Islamicus; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS); OCLC; Political Science and Government Abstracts; SCOPUS; Social Services Abstracts; Sociological Abstracts and Social Planning/ Policy and Development Abstracts)
DOI:10.1080/14608944.2012.702746

Maria Helena Maia, Alexandra Cardoso and Joana Cunha Leal
Our Project: The ‘Popular Architecture in Portugal’. A Critical Look. Intercalar results of a research Project
in Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture. Conference Proceedings. Porto: CEAA, May 2012, p. 15-24 (isbn 978-972-8784-40-9)

Joana Cunha Leal, Maria Helena Maia and Alexandra Cardoso
Pedro Vieira de Almeida and the Survey
in Surveys on Vernacular Architecture. Their significance in 20th century architectural culture. Conference Proceedings. Porto: CEAA, Maio 2012, p. 25-35 (isbn 978-972-8784-40-9)

Maria Helena Maia and Alexandra Cardoso
Portuguese Popular Architecture: Appropriations
in Proc. of ISVS-6, 6th International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements, Contemporary Vernaculars: Places, Processes and Manifestations, April 19-21, 2012, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2012, p. 312-22

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
A Criação Teórica
J.A. Jornal Arquitectos, 244, Lisboa, Ordem dos Arquitectos, Jan/Fev/Mar 2012, p.111-115.

Alexandra Cardoso and Maria Helena Maia
Arquitectura e Poder. Para uma Historiografia do Movimento Moderno em Portugal
in Apropriações do Movimento Moderno/ Apropriaciones del Movimiento Moderno. Livro de Actas (Encontros do CEAA/7, Zamora, Fundação Rei Afonso Henriques, 23-25 Junho 2011) Porto: CEAA, 2012, p. 113-122 (isbn 978-972-8784-41-6)

Pedro Vieira de Almeida
Post-Modernity as a Cultural Weapon
Accepted [2011] in Approaches to Modernity. Porto, CEAA (isbn 978-972-8784-37-9)

Alexandra Cardoso and Maria Helena Maia
Tradition and Modernity. The Historiography of the Survey on Regional Architecture
Accepted [2011] in Approaches to Modernity. Porto, CEAA (isbn 978-972-8784-37-9)

Maria Helena Maia
From the Portuguese House to the Survey on Popular Architecture in Portugal: notes on the construction of Portuguese architectural identity
in Theoretical Currents: Architecture, Design and the Nation. International Conference Proceedings. Nottingham Trent University, 2010, p. 136-44.