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Susana Rosmaninho, Pedro Azevedo

Rosmaninho+Azevedo - Arquitectos

http://www.rosmaninhoazevedo.com

UPTEC PINC | Praça Coronel Pacheco, 2, Porto, Portugal
Susana Rosmaninho and Pedro Azevedo, both architects have been working together since 2015. Susana holds a master’s degree in museology and Pedro has taken an advanced studies course in architectural heritage. The office practice takes advantage of the disciplinary crossings brought by each one, in permanent search for a synthesis, in an optimistic and pragmatic process that focuses on the essential. We seek that all challenges are opportunities to solve problems and make architecture happen.

Memory Exercise


between nostalgia and anticipation

Memory Exercise


between nostalgia and anticipation
To explore the potential of memory to synthesize an anticipation through the project
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  • Systemic changes

We live in a time when, as never before in history, cities have undergone so many successive transformations with additions and expansions in many ways.
It will make sense to think that, contrary to what has happened so far, the cities themselves are the largest repositories and deposits of building materials, surpassing the quarries.
The "memory exercise" develops in practice as a methodology in which each memory is used as a research hypothesis for condensed synthesis in the project solution. An integrated and sustainable approach in its entirety.
At a present in which more and more the look deconcentrates in more directions and complexities with new techniques and technologies, reading all these successive layers of memories and information tries to safeguard uninformed and merely aesthetic options by introducing ethical and more solid values into an approach directly material related to construction and intangible issues related to uses and programs.


Medieval remnants inside a Templar tower waiting for musealization ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

Aristides de Sousa Mendes House, XIX century material repository waiting for new uses ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

Tua Valley Interpretive Centre, pre-existing 1883 wooden railway warehouse ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

©Private and Public buildings designed by Sir John Soane between 1780 and 1818 in a painting by Joseph Michael Gandy; exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1818

©Mnemosyne Atlas, Aby Warburg

Memory Exercise


between nostalgia and anticipation

Memory Exercise


between nostalgia and anticipation
To explore the potential of memory to synthesize an anticipation through the project
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

We live in a time when, as never before in history, cities have undergone so many successive transformations with additions and expansions in many ways.
It will make sense to think that, contrary to what has happened so far, the cities themselves are the largest repositories and deposits of building materials, surpassing the quarries.
The "memory exercise" develops in practice as a methodology in which each memory is used as a research hypothesis for condensed synthesis in the project solution. An integrated and sustainable approach in its entirety.
At a present in which more and more the look deconcentrates in more directions and complexities with new techniques and technologies, reading all these successive layers of memories and information tries to safeguard uninformed and merely aesthetic options by introducing ethical and more solid values into an approach directly material related to construction and intangible issues related to uses and programs.


Medieval remnants inside a Templar tower waiting for musealization ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

Aristides de Sousa Mendes House, XIX century material repository waiting for new uses ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

Tua Valley Interpretive Centre, pre-existing 1883 wooden railway warehouse ©Rosmaninho+Azevedo

©Private and Public buildings designed by Sir John Soane between 1780 and 1818 in a painting by Joseph Michael Gandy; exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1818

©Mnemosyne Atlas, Aby Warburg


Idea by

Susana Rosmaninho, Pedro Azevedo
Rosmaninho+Azevedo - Arquitectos
UPTEC PINC | Praça Coronel Pacheco, 2
Porto
Portugal
Susana Rosmaninho and Pedro Azevedo, both architects have been working together since 2015. Susana holds a master’s degree in museology and Pedro has taken an advanced studies course in architectural heritage. The office practice takes advantage of the disciplinary crossings brought by each one, in permanent search for a synthesis, in an optimistic and pragmatic process that focuses on the essential. We seek that all challenges are opportunities to solve problems and make architecture happen.