Aires Mateus, Raiz, Bienal de Veneza 2012.
© Aires Mateus & Associados
Traço de Arquitecto exhibition at BAGINSKI, GALERIA/ PROJECTOS, proposes an inside look to the creative process of the architects MANUEL AIRES MATEUS (Portugal, 1963) and MARCIO KOGAN (Brazil,1952), through drawings, sketches and models chosen from a selection of projects from their studios. The show reveals a space of intimacy and a reserved universe of the private work and thought of the architect. Within the Triennial of Architecture of Lisbon, this year in its third edition, and making a word play with the Triennial title Close, Closer, comes up the attempt to show the intimate space of the designing process. The curatorial concept through the exposition explores drawing as a personal signature, an expression of the thinking act but also establishes a discussion between private and public space. The private house is for these two architects an emblematic expression of their practice.
Drawings that tell stories, drawings that reveal study and thought of the design process, models built as a tridimensional drawing.
In an exhibition that focus on thinking while drawing and drawing to think.
Verónica de Mello
The exhibition will have a lecture in September 18th at 6PM at Cordoaria Nacional, Avenida da Índia, Lisbon.
MANUEL AIRES MATEUS was born in Lisbon in 1963 and graduated from Faculdade de Arquitectura / U.T.L. in 1986. He started collaborating with the Arch. Gonçalo Byrne in 1983 and started developing projects with his brother Francisco in 1988. The office Aires Mateus was then established independently by the two brothers although it was housed in Gonçalo Byrne's studio in the first years. The increasing scale of work made them establish a larger and autonomous space to fulfil the demands. Since then the scale and the amount of projects has been prolific, resulting in several national and international awards. The visibility of their work has made them being invited and accepting lecturing and teaching at several institutions like the Graduate School of Design in Harvard, The Accademia di Architetura in Mendrízio as well as several others in Portugal. The structure right now spans through two studios both based in Lisbon, having several partnerships with local studios for international works.
MARCIO KOGAN was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1952. Graduated from the Architecture School of Mackenzie University, in São Paulo - Brazil. Recently, a number of his houses have won awards both in Brazil and internationally. The Du Plessis House and the BR House, received the Record House award in two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005. The Gama Issa House was on the short-list of the World Architecture Award in 2002 / Berlin. All of them have also received awards from the Instituto os
Arquitetos do Brasil (Institute of Brazilian Architects). In 2006, another of his projects, Hotel Fasano, was on the short-list of the wallpaper design award. His drawings have been exhibited in Milan at exposition called the hand of the architect in 2009.