The Young New
Architects imagine things that do not exist. This exhibition shows the paths of this invention, new ideas that the world needs and, also, the will to build better, led by a new generation. There are five ateliers of Portuguese architects — rar.studio, fala, Diogo Aguiar Studio, Ponto Atelier, Barão-Hutter — who work in Lisbon, Porto, Funchal and St. Gallen, Switzerland. These architects show us the quality and variety of proposals to transform the places we inhabit. Above all, they build a portrait of the concerns, goals and work processes of today, naturally different from other architects and architectures that preceded our time.
The new architects have different concerns, ambitions and modus operandi than previous generations and, as this exhibition wants to demonstrate, they respond more sharply to today’s challenges. Perhaps for this reason, Os Novos Novos is not presented in the form of a manifesto, but as a set of fragments and ideas that both echo each other and point to divergent paths. Each studio brought a built work and a project not yet built, capable of explaining how much we have to gain by entrusting more responsibility to the new architects. The Novo Novos do not flinch under pressure and, as their body of work grows, they both show the vitality of the discipline as a form of knowledge and how much better our future can be.
Curated by André Tavares