AIRES MATEUS, CENTRO DE CONVIVIO, GRÂNDOLA, PT
AIRES MATEUS, BATHTUB FOR SANTA CLARA 1728, LISBON, PT
PAIVA WALKWAYS - C.M.AROUCA AND TRIMETRICA - AROUCA - PORTUGAL
SOUTO DE MOURA, SAO LOURENÇO DO BARROCAL HOTEL, LISBON, PT
AIRES MATEUS, CASA NO TEMPO, MONTEMOR O NOVO, PORTUGAL
RICHARD SERRA, EAST WEST-WEST EAST, ZEKREET, QATAR
HERZON & MEURON, 1111 LINCOLN ROAD, MIAMI, EUA
ÁLVARO SIZA, BOA NOVA TEA HOUSE, LEÇA DA PALMEIRA, PORTUGAL
LUIS ANDRADE + DIOGO AGUIAR - PEDRAS SALGADAS ECO RESORT - PEDRAS SALGADAS - PORTUGAL
CAMARIM ARQUITECTOS, CASA NA GATEIRA, PENELA, PORTUGAL
AGI ARCHITECTS, ALI MOHAMMED T. AL-GHANIM CLINIC, KUWAIT
AIRES MATEUS, CABANAS NO RIO, COMPORTA, PORTUGAL
ZAHA HADID, SHEIKH ZAYED BRIDGE, ABU DHABI, UAE
TETSUO KONDO ARCHITECTS+TRANSSOLAR, CLOUDSCAPES, VENICE, ITALY
BOHLIN CYWINSKI, SHANGAI APPLE STORE, SHANGAI, CHINA
ÁLVARO SIZA, BOA NOVA TEA HOUSE, LEÇA DA PALMEIRA, PORTUGAL
PETER ZUMTHOR, THERM VALS, VALS, SWITZERLAND
MASSIVE ORDER, STREET HOUSE, KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
HERZOG & MEURON, ELBE PHILHARMONIC HALL, HAMBURG, GERMANY
ARATA ISOSAKI, QATAR NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, DOHA, QATAR
ARCHJS - Jassim Al Shehab Architects, tfK STORE, Kuwait City, Kuwait
WESTFOURTH ARCHITECTURE, BTC TOWER, BUCHAREST, ROMENIA
JORGE ALBUQUERQUE/VHM, AXIS VIANA HOTEL, VIANA DO CASTELO, PORTUGAL
ARX, CODFISH AQUARIUM / MARITIME MUSEUM OF ÍLHAVO, Ílhavo, PORTUGAL
AIRES MATEUS, CABANAS NO RIO, COMPORTA, PORTUGAL
SSH, URC KIPCKO TOWER, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Paulo Gomes, ARCHEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION CENTER, Murça, PORTUGAL
Juan Navarro Baldeweg, MUSEUM OF HUMAN EVOLUTION,Burgos, SPAIN
Álvaro Siza, WINERY QUINTA DO PORTAL, Sabrosa, PORTUGAL
correia ragazzi, HOUSE IN GERÊS, Gerês, PORTUGAL
AGi Architects, STAR HOUSE, Kuwait CITY, KUWAIT
AIRES MATEUS, CASAS NA AREIA, COMPORTA, PORTUGAL
Álvaro Siza, CARLOS RAMOS PAVILLION,
Oporto, PORTUGAL
ÁLVARO SIZA, VIDAGO PALACE HOTEL SPA, vidago, PORTUGAL
CEREJEIRA FONTES + ASBJÖRN A., CHAPEL TREE OF LIFE, Braga, PORTUGAL
JORGE ALBUQUERQUE/VHM, HOTEL AXIS VIANA, VIAna do Castelo, PORTUGAL
PETER EISENMAN, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, BERLIN, GERMANY
ANTONIO FERNANDEZ, HOUSES, POVOA DE VARZIM, PORTUGAL
CAMILO REBELO + TIAGO PIMENTEL,
CÔA MUSEUM, V.N. Foz Coa, PORTUGAL
COMA ARCHITECTS, POUSADA DA JUVENTUDE, Covilhã, PORTUGAL
HERZOG & DE MEURON, SIGNAL BOX AUF DEM WOLF, Basel, Switzerland
HERZOG & MEURON, VITRA MUSEUM AND SHOP, Weil Am Rein, GERMANY
MECANOO+LABB, LA LLOTJA CONFERENCE CENTER, Lerida, SPAIN
B720 ARQUITECTOS, AIRPORT LLEIDA, Lerida, SPAIN
SIAT + CICO, TORNADO TOWER,
Doha, QATAR
SOUZA OLIVEIRA, LISBON STONE BLOCK, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
ÁLVARO SIZA, Fire Station, Santo Tirso, PORTUGAL
ARCHJS, JASSIM AL SHEHAB ARCHITECTS, NAILS SPA, Kuwait City, Kuwait
ARCADE, The DIWANIAH, KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait
PAULA SANTOS, OVAR HOUSE, OVAR, PORTUGAL
BARBOSA & GUIMARÃES, VODAFONE BUILDING, Oporto, PORTUGAL
WOODS BAGOT, QATAR SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PARK, Doha, QATAR
SANAA, ROLEX LEARNING CENTER, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
OMA, CASA DA MUSICA, PORTO, PORTUGAL
La Biennale di Venezia – 15th International Architecture Exhibition

Nelson Garrido will be present in 15th International Architecture Exhibition “La Biennale di Venezia” with his own project “Home Less” about Time – Space – Existence, organised by the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, to take place from 28 May to 27 November 2016.

“Home Less” is a project that explores spaces that were left abandoned through time, questioning their existence.

I’ve been photographing spaces like that because they were abandoned or unfinished, make us look at them and question their existence or even their right to occupy a space in the city. Walking on these ruins I felt like If they were unreal, as if time had stopped. I often saw animals, like hares, walking around. Wild plants using windows to invade the interiors, like children when they climb to enter

Usually I refer that this project started about 25 years ago. There was a time when I travelled a lot to a little village in the interior of Portugal. I always passed by a place where an abandoned house kept standing on the top of a small hill meters above the

street. This unexpected scenario always intrigued me and I always wanted to photograph it, but I never found the proper way until 4 years ago. This project goes beyond the revelation of ruins; it intends to provide an experience of places.

These constructions – which could be thousands of others – are life projects, sometimes unfinished, abandoned, dark places in a desolated territory, that embraces them as wounds, and that are rotting and transforming the cities. With the beginning of the real estate crises, construction of new houses almost stopped and a lot of constructions were left unfinished. Other, which were actually completed, were never occupied or sold.

In these buildings, there’s a light that reminds us the difference between what reality is and what it should be, and that is no more than a metaphor of the lives interrupted.

The human element is present in the simulacrum, in the light that is life and, at the same time, paradoxically, that inhabits the unoccupied.

Can this light represent the existence?

Is this a game between reality and simulation?

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