Gonalo Byrne, Architecture

From 11 December 2007 to 09 March 2008

The famous Lisbon architect has designed an original housing for the display of models, images and videos of 12 works, a major representation of his cultural and professional journey over the last 10 years.

A meeting of major contemporary architects at Vicenza.. In anticipation of the completition of the restoration of the Basilica Palladiana, the cultural association Abacoarchitettura continues with its cycle of exhibitions dedicated to some of the most innovative and interesting figures on the international circuit.

In the Romanic deconsecrated church of San Silvestro, from11 December 2007 to9 March 2008, an exhibition dedicated to recent works of Gonalo ByrneThe famous Lisbon architect, creator of important works in Portugal, Italy and numerous other European countries, has designed an original housing for the display of models, images and videos of 12 works, a major representation of his cultural and professional journey over the last 10 years.

The church of San Silvestro, a minimalist space free from decoration and characterised by its warm ocre colour of the terracotta structure, is invaded by a platform walkway for the public from which geometric shapes emerge at regular intervals supporting the exhibits, functioning as landmarks in an artificial landscape at a reduced scale.

The black outlines of the parallelipeds, bathed in shadows, evoke a nocturnal panorama in which, illuminated by a calibrated system of LED, the large-scale models of the architecture of Byrne arise. The theme of exhibiting becomes once again the springboard for the invention of an architect who involves the visitor in a spatial and emotional dialogue attempting to communicate effectively the poetics of the author.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff