Public Without Rhetoric

Public without Rhetoric brings together 12 public building projects created by Portuguese architects, whose construction was completed between 2007 and 2017, a decade ravaged by the severe financial and economic crisis. The chosen works highlight the Portuguese architects marked generalist nature and cross-generational excellence, in an affirmation of architecture as a celebration of the experience of public space.
— Domus, 5 Pavilions not to be missed, “It can also be useful to come back and reflect once again on such a settled way of construction of a city’s freespace”
— The Photophore, “One of the most expected. And it looks like one of the most interesting."
— Dezeen, Ten pavilions not to be missed

224 pages
25 x 19 cm
Soft cover
180 photoplates
12 technical drawings and images
ISBN 978 989 99485 4 9
Bilingual Edition en-pt
Edition by Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah
Texts by Ana Vaz Milheiro, José Miguel Rodrigues, Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah

João Mendes Ribeiro / Menos é Mais
Arquipélago – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ribeira Grande
Inês Lobo
Public Library and Regional Archives, Angra do Heroísmo
Aires Mateus e Associados
Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre, Tours
Gruta das Torres Visitor Centre, Pico
Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Tiago Figueiredo
Municipio Metro Station, Naples
Miguel Figueira
Hangar Nautical Centre, Montemor-o-Velho
Serôdio Furtado Associados
I3S, Institute of Innovation and Research in Health, Porto
Carlos Prata
Douro Breakwaters, Porto
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Park pavilions, Albarquel Urban Park, Setúbal
depA; Diogo Aguiar Studio; FAHR 021.3; Fala Atelier; Ottotto
Temporary Exhibition Pavillions, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Porto
Gonçalo Byrne, Barbas Lopes Arquitectos
Thalia Theatre, Lisbon
João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal, Lisbon