Ruy Jervis d'Athouguia. A Modern Architect in the Garden-City


  • Ricardo Carvalho




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


In the 1950s, when the social, aesthetic and technological assumptions of the Modern Movement seemed to be consolidated, there was hesitation in Portugal. Two possibilities were open to what could be viewed as post-war understanding of modernity. Some architects focused on the possible confrontation between the heritage of tradition and avant-garde proposals, in tune with the international movement. Others assimilated the universal appeal of the Modern Movement and aimed to operate within those contexts, facing the shortage of technological tools and of scarce theoretical production. Ruy Jervis d'Athouguia (1917–2006), an important Portuguese architect, belonged to the latter.

How to Cite

Carvalho, R. (2016). Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia. A Modern Architect in the Garden-City. Docomomo Journal, (55), 44–49.







Author Biography

Ricardo Carvalho

(b. 1974, Lisbon, Portugal). PhD in architecture (2012), Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon. Ricardo Carvalho is an architect, a professor and a curator. In 1999 he founded the architecture office Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos. His office has been responsible for both public and private design work and has been shown in international exhibitions, having been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe 2015 Award. Since 2013, he has been Head and Professor of the Architecture Department at Autónoma University of Lisbon. He taught at the international Master program Achitektur Studium Generale at Brandenburg University BTU Cottbus, Germany (2009-2013). He was Visiting Professor at University of Navarra, Spain, (2013) and at Carleton University, Canada (2016). He published the book A Cidade Social (The Social City) in 2016.