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Camilo Rebelo

OLIM

Publisher: Cityscopio

SCOPIO EDITIONS

OLIM, is a Latin word which refers to a time other than the present, in the past or in the future, or it indicates an indefinite time, but not the here and now. It corresponds to a personal reflection by Camilo Rebelo about his experience of life and work. This book is a nonlinear narrative, where memory, identity and places are linked to one another in a rhizomatic way, through various stories about personal and professional life. OLIM challenges readers to search for a meaning in the fragments of journeys and projects that shows us, through images combined with sundry thoughts, something that brings it closer to Umberto Eco's concept of opera aperta because it allows a range of interpretations.

Believing that existence is something sacred and that there are creator gods in each of us, the author seems to (re)imagine his existencial territory with this book, not only in this world, but also on (Olym)pus, as if this were The Playground of gods, not only the temple dedicated to Zeus, but the playroom of all gods of Mount Olympus. Regarded by many authors as divine entities very close to humans, humans of a different kind who, despite being divine, used to fight one another and could behave irrationally and unfairly. Their lives and stories still have much to teach us today.

The various places in Camilo's existential and professional territory are shown through a nonlinear visual narrative, in book format, where fiction and reality mingle in an imaginative way. The book thus links the image, especially photography, with the text to create a visual discourse where there is room for coherence, and for paradox and play, too, the oxymoron. This work tells us a part of Camilo's unique story, imaginatively and symbolically disclosing his origins, travel memories, life experiences, and architectural designs, and where his works are not the focus, but a leimotif that ponctuates the entire book, his work linked with his person.

Apresentacao-do-livro-Olim-de-Camilo-Reb

Camilo Rebelo

OLIM

Publisher: Cityscopio

SCOPIO EDITIONS

OLIM, is a Latin word which refers to a time other than the present, in the past or in the future, or it indicates an indefinite time, but not the here and now. It corresponds to a personal reflection by Camilo Rebelo about his experience of life and work. This book is a nonlinear narrative, where memory, identity and places are linked to one another in a rhizomatic way, through various stories about personal and professional life. OLIM challenges readers to search for a meaning in the fragments of journeys and projects that shows us, through images combined with sundry thoughts, something that brings it closer to Umberto Eco's concept of opera aperta because it allows a range of interpretations.

Believing that existence is something sacred and that there are creator gods in each of us, the author seems to (re)imagine his existencial territory with this book, not only in this world, but also on (Olym)pus, as if this were The Playground of gods, not only the temple dedicated to Zeus, but the playroom of all gods of Mount Olympus. Regarded by many authors as divine entities very close to humans, humans of a different kind who, despite being divine, used to fight one another and could behave irrationally and unfairly. Their lives and stories still have much to teach us today.

The various places in Camilo's existential and professional territory are shown through a nonlinear visual narrative, in book format, where fiction and reality mingle in an imaginative way. The book thus links the image, especially photography, with the text to create a visual discourse where there is room for coherence, and for paradox and play, too, the oxymoron. This work tells us a part of Camilo's unique story, imaginatively and symbolically disclosing his origins, travel memories, life experiences, and architectural designs, and where his works are not the focus, but a leimotif that ponctuates the entire book, his work linked with his person.

 

Mário Chaves

CASA DE JANUS

Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa 2021

 

At Janus' house, the past, the present and the future fit. In the past, society was invented, consciousness was discovered, finiteness was perceived, civilization was founded. In the present we have the paradox that the history of the past does not legitimize the present and does not guarantee the future. And Janus looks compassionately at the circumstance, in which the link of continuity, has breaks that generate ruptures of paradigms, about which revolutions take place. Everything stays as it is, leaving nothing as it was. We are witnessing a new present from a future, which Janus already knows. And in it, it awaits us because it knows that we will get there in any and all ways. It is a new time ahead. Architecture has been participatory, since the beginning of history, in the construction of this discourse, successively disruptive and dystopian, in the construction of a utopia, successively desired, even if at the cost of great cleavages. Again, architecture will find new forms and ways of embodying the society that is approaching, less analogue, apparently more digital, more fragmented and unequal, unable to solve the problems that have always plagued it, but which inevitably push it into that future. that Janus has already defined as the one we deserve. And Casa de Janus is an eloquent form of Architecture.

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Stefano Corbo

From Formalism to Weak Form:

The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman

 

Ashgate Studies in Architecture Series

Editor de séries: Eamonn Canniffe, Manchester School of Architecture; Manchester Metropolitan University, Reino Unido

The discipline of Architecture is undergoing subtle transformation as design awareness permeates our visually dominated culture. Technological change, the search for sustainability and debates around the value of place and meaning of the architectural gesture are aspects which will affect the cities we inhabit. This series seeks to address such topics, both theoretically and in practice, through the publication of high quality original research, written and visual.

 

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