City Architecture. The Example of Infante Santo Avenue (1945–1955)

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https://doi.org/10.52200/55.A.MDKGBNW8

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

Infante Santo was idealized as a modern way of living in a modern avenue, within the existing city. This comprehensive project of city architecture, coordinated by the architect Alberto Pessoa (1919–1985) and built during the 1950s, embodies a site-specific attitude of cultural and urban continuity. During its planning and construction, this major urban project was first exhibited in Lisbon, in 1951, and then in Rome, 1955, London, 1956, Washington, 1958, Brussels, 1958, and also published in the French magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, in 1960. Today, the absence of a strategy for approaching Infante Santo as a whole is compromising its adaptation for the future.

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Farinha, T. (2016). City Architecture. The Example of Infante Santo Avenue (1945–1955). Docomomo Journal, (55), 38–43. https://doi.org/10.52200/55.A.MDKGBNW8

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2016-10-01

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Author Biography

Tiago Farinha, University of Lisbon

(b. 1981, Portugal). Graduated in Architecture (2005), Técnico – University of Lisbon. Trainee at OMA, Rotterdam, 2004–2005. Team researcher for the exhibition: Gulbenkian Headquarters and Museum. The Architecture of the 60’s, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2005–2006. Architect at Risco, Lisbon, 2006-2013. Ongoing PhD in Architecture, Técnico – University of Lisbon.