ARX Arquivo/Archive

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ARX Arquivo/Archive
ARX Arquivo/Archive
ARX Arquivo/Archive
ARX Arquivo/Archive



21-03-2013 to 15-08-2013

Curator Luís Santiago Baptista

The Belém Cultural Centre inaugurated in 1993 a small exhibition called Realidade-Real integrating the then promising architecture firm ARX Portugal. After 20 years the exhibition ARX arquivo / archive is here to justify what was a risky bet at that time in an emerging  Portuguese practice.

This exhibition shows how this bet continues to produce positive effects. The activity of the brothers Nuno and José Mateus continues to mark the Portuguese architecture showing a constant critical work and experiment. Its uniqueness emerges from intensive exploitation of the architectural project. But this project is to ARX Portugal, more than the resolution of a programme, the expression of a technique and the integration in a specific place. It is, essentially, a new form of architectural practice, based on creative response to a particular physical and social context. This project manifests itself in its own strategies and in the processes of architectural formalization, created by an opening to the world through an experienced interviewer on the subject of physical and dimensional scale model. The strength of the work of ARX Portugal lies precisely in this investigation of the potential of architectural design.

ARX arquivo / archive is an exhibition focused on building an archive - an archive that grows by showing it up. Thus, it provides the experience of inhabiting this archive with its amazing forms of referencing and classification of the architectural process. That's why there is the participation of Atlas – Cinema and Curiosities Cabinet. 

Tuesday to Sunday | Closed on Monday
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Entrance near the Olive Trees Garden
Tickets 2 € 

Guided Tours
Luís Santiago Baptista – ‘Expose ARX’
April 7, 2013 at 02:30 PM 

Nuno Mateus – ‘ARX: Taxonomy and Operability’
May 5, 2013 at 02:30 PM 

José Mateus – ‘ARX: Language and Experimentation’
June 2, 2013 at 14:30 

Luís Santiago Baptista – ‘Archive ARX’
July 7, 2013 at 02:30 PM 

Presentation Monograph > Presentation - Luís Santiago Baptista - Edit ARX

Conferences > Conference - Nuno Mateus - The process in ARX

Debate > Conference - José Mateus - The time in ARX 

June 21, 06:30 PM > Debate – Pedro Falcão + Diogo Seixas Lopes

Guided tours must be booked in advance
Phone: (+351) 213 612 650
Email: visitasguiadas@ccb.pt