Feature, 01.11.2012

GOETHE SALON LISBON
International colloquium on ephemeral, nomadic
and performance architecture
02. – 03.11.2012

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Credit: Julia Albani, “Model Produced for the Goethe Salon”, Lisbon, (2012)

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Goethe-Institut in Portugal, Lisbon-based architects Barbas Lopes have been invited to design the Goethe Salon, a pavilion which articulates and celebrates a temporary structure and platform sited in the tropical garden of the Goethe Institute’s central location in the city of Lisbon. The pavilion project was catalyst of the International colloquium this November in the Institut Français and Goethe-Institut in Lisbon with Patrick Bouchain (Paris), Patrícia Barbas + Diogo Lopes (Lisbon), Alex Schweder (NY/Berlin/London), Magnus Nilsson + Ralf Pflugfelder (London/Berlin), Torsten Blume (Leipzig), Tim Simon (Berlin), João Quintela (Madrid/Lisbon) and Julia Albani (Lisbon/Berlin).

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BARBAS LOPES

Feature, 01.09.2012

THALIA THEATRE
Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Barbas Lopes Arquitectos
Lisbon, 2009 – 2012

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Photo ©DMF

Built in the outskirts of Lisbon in the 1840s for the Count of Farrobo, a lover of the arts, to host theatre and opera shows as well as wild parties, the Thalia has been in ruins for more than 100 years after a fire in 1862 destroyed most parts of the luxurious architecture. Now Lisbon based architects Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos & Barbas Lopes Arquitectos reconverted it into a multipurpose space commissioned by the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science. They covered the remaining walls with a shell of terracotta concrete while the interior remains in its original condition and combining the old and new parts of the building into an urban ensemble with views to the nearby exotic Zoo. The original Latin inscription, “Hic Mores Hominum Castigantur,” was placed once again at the tympanum of the main façade spelling out the motto of Thalia: “Here the deeds of men shall be punished.”

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Photos ©DMF

BARBAS LOPES

Feature, 09.04.2012

ETTORE SOTTSASS | OLIVETTI CONNECTION

GALERIE HANS-PETER JOCHUM
Furniture by Olivetti, Ugo Sissa, Studio BBPR, Gabetti e Isola, Sottsass, Hans von Klier, Leclerc, Aulenti
13.04. – 09.06.2012

GALERIE ULRICH FIEDLER
Ettore Sottsass | The 1950s
13.04. – 23.06.2012

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Exhibition view ETTORE SOTTSASS | OLIVETTI CONNECTION, Hans-Peter Jochum

Architect and Designer Ettore Sottsass has had a long standing, tight working connection with the house of Olivetti, a productive connection that is the focus of two parallel exhibitions: Ettore Sottsass at Ulrich Fiedler, and Olivetti Connection at Hans-Peter Jochum. The show at Ulrich Fiedler Gallery features Ettore Sottsass’ work from the fifties, while Hans-Peter Jochum is exhibiting the Olivetti Connection, a show dedicated to key exponents from the design and architecture archives of the OLIVETTI business empire – objects whose breadth and significance was determined by the likes of Ettore Sottsas, Ugo Sissa, Studio BBPR and Hans von Klier.

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Credits: Ugo Sissa, Sofa from Casa Campagnolo, 1942-1943 | Chest Of Drawer by Designer Hans von Klier | Cabinet, Casa Astrua, ca. 1955 | Enamel, produced by Il Sestante-Milan, 1958 | Newspaper rack, Casa Astrua, ca. 1955

GALERIE ULRICH FIEDLER, HANS-PETER JOCHUM

Feature, 10.01.2012

AM LOKDEPOT
Industrial Aesthetic for a New Living

Berlin architects ROBERTNEUN redefine inner city living and create open space condominiums on empty urban planning sites at the southern point of Gleisdreieck. The scheme for Am Lokdepot reflects an unconventional, experimental approach to alternative and future-oriented living structures, implemented on behalf of the UTB property development company, LLC. The project will repurpose a defunct Berlin railroad area occupying some 28,000 sqm , while maintaining its industrial flair. Am Lokdepot (at the locomotive rail yard) is an urban planning endeavor for the development of inner city space that has recently become available, which will transform the disused railway ground at Gleisdreieck into a public living space.

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Images ©ROBERTNEUN

ROBERTNEUN

Feature, 22.08.2011

FESTIVAL ÜBER LEBENSKUNST
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
17.08. – 21.08.2011

In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the German Federal Cultural Foundation initiated the multi-part ÜBER LEBENSKUNST project, which has been bringing together actors from a wide range of disciplines to identify existing strategies and develop models of sustainable living fit for daily life. During the 101-hour Festival ÜBER LEBENSKUNST artists, scientists and activists turned the Haus der Kulturen der Welt into a place where visitors can try out the sustainable “art of living”.

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Images ©Haus der Kulturen der Welt

ÜBER LEBENSKUNST, HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT

Feature, 10.07.2011

THE LISBONAIRE APARTMENTS

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Credit: Conceptual sketch by Pedrita, Photo © Francisco Nogueira

Located in the heart of downtown Lisbon, the 1960s building offers 19 apartments to rent for short or long term Lisbon visits. Close to Chiado, Bairro Alto and the Castle of São Jorge, the Lisbonaire is home to travellers with an appreciation for design, hosting them in individually designed studios by a Portuguese graphic, product or furniture designer rooted in the young and vibrant Lisbon design scene.

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Credits: 2 x Apartment “N” designed by Ricardo Mealha | Apartment “M” designed by Pedro Falcão | Apartment “P” designed by Marco Balesteros |Apartment “T” designed by Paulo Arraiano – All Photos © Francisco Nogueira

THE LISBONAIRE

Feature, 01.01.2007

TALKING CITIES – THE MICROPOLITICS OF URBAN SPACE

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Image ©Talking Cities

The exhibition Talking Cities was part of the International Architecture and Design Forum ENTRY2006 at the World Heritage Site of Zeche Zollverein in Essen (the coal washing plant transformed by OMA), featuring innovative international design & architecture as a collective dialogue on reconfiguring and reactivating the marginal, residual and public spaces of our contemporary cities.

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Credits: Interbreeding Field |Timorous_Beasties | Andreas Bergmann | Karsten Konrad; all images courtesy the designers and architects

TALKING CITIES, ENTRY2006