Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
10 FEB 2012

© Dafne

Atlas de Parede by Eduardo Souto de Moura

Conference & book

The independent Portuguese publisher Dafne and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale have come together for a conference to present Eduardo Souto de Moura's new book. Atlas de Parede, Imagens de Método, was unveiled to the public in December 2011 and presented at Sinel de Cordes Palace, the new headquarters of the Lisbon Triennale, on 10 February 2012. Edited by Pedro Bandeira and André Tavares, this atlas wonders how an architect works, navigating through various practical questions that professionals encounter when designing projects.

Throughout the 144 pages, we dive into Souto de Moura's visual imagery to rehearse some hypotheses, in a dialogue that combines drawings and original projects collected by the architect. Two important contributions to this book are Philip Ursprun, historian and professor at the ETH Zurich School of Architecture, and Diogo de Seixas Lopes, PhD architect at the same university.

With free admission, the event included the sale of the book at a special price of 25€ (the usual price is 29.50€), supported by Cortes de Cima wines and ETIC. This presentation of Atlas de Parede was the first programme hosted on this palace which aims to be a new cultural pole of the decentralized city of the main cultural axes of the Portuguese capital.