Esperança by XXXI studio
Last week our Lisbon team enjoyed visiting some of the 73 spaces taking part in this year's Open House Lisboa, curated by Embaixada. Their highlights included Esperança by XXXI studio, Casa Triangular by Studio LPP, and the Beato Port Silos.
Casa Triangular by Studio LPP
Across Multiplicity the team saw several different approaches to architectural practice in places with demanding social, economic, environmental and political conditions. These approaches, made with scarce means, challenge the way architects usually think about the profession. Many exhibits, like the Bookworm Pavilion, focused on social intervention in public spaces. Designed by Nudes in 2019 to take on illiteracy in India, the Pavilion was particularly exciting to see as it was worked on by UHA alumnus Dhruval Shah.
Beato Port Silos
In contrast, Visionaries focused on projects with a more utopian feel to them. MVRDV's Super St. Catherine imagines how elevating the cathedral by 55 metres would free up the ground beneath it. Artificial Terra by ORG addresses, "pressing environmental and social issues of our time" by imagining a series of man-made island systems of infrastructure that would encourage and protect marine ecosystems while providing renewable energy.
The UHA Lisbon team at Casa Triangular