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Regionalist projects of Rogério de Azevedo

Author(s): PIMENTEL, Jorge Cunha

Date: 2015

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Origin: Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Project/scholarship: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/131837/PT ; info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/COMPETE/131837/PT;

Subject(s): Arquitectura Moderna; Arquivo; Teófilo Rego; Fotografia


In the work of the architect Rogério de Azevedo – mostly realised from end of twenties to forties – the regionalist option was always present. Sometimes by his own initiative, sometimes as an answer to the rules of governmental programmes. Regardless of the condition of the State to work with regional types to built in series, supposedly respectful of local sensitivities, the constraints and technical materials led the architect to adopted techniques and appropriate languages, in a personal interpretation, were modernism and vernacular are mixed. Here a decisive factor is the counterpoint between the project for the city and the project for the rural environment. If in some cases the State order was determinant, in others, particularly in projects of late twenties and early forties, the architect and his vision of the relationship between the placements, the materials available and expressive values that inform his work, are the reason of being of his works.

Document Type Book part
Language English
Contributor(s) PIMENTEL, Jorge Cunha
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