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Dupla Exposição: a fotografia e o fotógrafo: Fernando Guerra
Double Exposure: the photography and the photographer: Fernando Guerra


Dupla Exposição: a fotografia e o fotógrafo: Fernando Guerra
Double Exposure: the photography and the photographer: Fernando Guerra


Esta mostra propõe-se a unir o olhar orgânico, narrativo e contemplativo, que resulta do trabalho que Fernando Guerra produz, à transitividade entre o seu próprio e individual carácter artístico sobre a obra fotografada - que também é projetada através do ritmo do seu método de trabalho, das suas estórias e das suas memórias.




Roca Lisboa Gallery 
Telefone: 213 404 260
Email: info.lisboagallery@roca.net

Horário:
Segunda a sexta-feira: 10h – 19h | Sábado: 10h – 17h | Encerrado ao domingo

Organização (organization)
Roca Lisboa Gallery
| FG+SG | Architectural Affairs

Curadoria (curatorship)
Andreia Garcia


Desenho expositivo (exhibition design)
diogoaguiarstudio


Design gráfico (graphic design)
And Atelier

Exposição BRAZIL / Entrevista CLICKMAG
Vol. 1 — the starting point


Galeria Colorfoto Alvalade
Julho - Setembro 2019

Av. da Igreja, 39 D/E
1700-233 Lisboa - Portugal

Exhibition ARCHITECTURAL POETRY
Portuguese Architecture Views by Fernando Guerra


Exhibition ARCHITECTURAL POETRY
Portuguese Architecture Views by Fernando Guerra


28.04 - 10.06.2019
Curated by Emanuel Barbosa

ACPT Associação Cultural Portuguesa
PEQUIM


Prémios Valmor 2017
Quatro projectos distinguidos no prémio Valmor de 2017 fotografados por Fernando Guerra




Quatro projectos distinguidos no prémio Valmor de 2017 fotografados por Fernando Guerra

O edifício da sede da EDP, do atelier Aires Mateus, e o novo Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa, de João Luís Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, projectos fotografados por Fernando Guerra, são os vencedores do Prémio Valmor e Municipal de Arquitectura 2017. 

Por outro lado, das quatro menções honrosas atribuídas no âmbito desta distinção promovida pela Câmara de Lisboa e pela Trienal de Arquitectura, duas são de projectos igualmente presentes no nosso portefólio fotográfico: a recuperação do Palacete de Santa Catarina, de Teresa Nunes da Ponte, Arquitectura, e a recuperação do Largo de Santos e vias adjacentes, projectos da autoria do atelier 92 Arquitectos, de João Almeida e Luís Torgal, e do arquitecto paisagista Victor Beiramar Diniz.

O júri da edição de 2017 do Prémio Valmor e Municipal de Arquitectura foi constituído por Catarina Vaz Pinto, Vereadora da Cultura da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, por Jorge Catarino Tavares, Director Municipal de Urbanismo e pelos arquitectos Alberto Souza Oliveira, personalidade convidada pelo Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Francisco Berger, representante da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, Cândido Chuva Gomes, representante da Ordem dos Arquitectos e João Pardal Monteiro, representante da Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa.

Entre os dias 12 e 30 de abril de 2019, o Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa, localizado no Piso 1 do Picoas Plaza, terá patente uma exposição dedicada aos seis projectos selecionados. 

Para visitar de segunda a sexta-feira, das 10h às 20h. A entrada é livre.

A TUA PRESENÇA
Curadoria Paula Bohrer


A TUA PRESENÇA
Curadoria Paula Bohrer

Abertura da exposição:
11.04 18.30h

Modoo Galeria
Bordini 332

Verde Prato
Urban experiments between ecology and reuse




VERDE PRATO.
URBAN EXPERIMENTS BETWEEN ECOLOGY AND REUSE.


Exhibition curated by Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo and Emilia Giorgi
19 March to 11 April, 2019
Opening: Tuesday 19 March, 6.00 pm

Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

Fernando Guerra (Lisboa, 1970) has been a pioneer in the way architecture is photographed and divulged. 20 years ago, he opened studio FG+SG together with his brother, and both are responsible in large part for the diffusion of Portuguese contemporary architecture in the last twenty years. Fernando Guerra is an architectural photographer. His training, however, is as an architect. His gaze is divided between two distinct modes of constructing the world. Given this fact, he is in a prime position to personify the metamorphosis of the field of photography that will lead the practice of creating images to eventually identify itself, in part, with the field of architecture. Fernando Guerra's work is regularly published in various national and international publications, in magazines such as Casabella, Wallpaper*, Dwell, Icon, Domus, A+U, among many others. FG+SG collaborates with various Portuguese architects such as Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira, Manuel Mateus, Manuel Graça Dias, Gonçalo Byrne, ARX Portugal, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Promontório Arquitectos, as well as international architects such as Márcio Kogan, Isay Weifeld, Arthur Casas, Zaha Hadid, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, among others. In 2012 he was nominated Canon Explorer, having been appointed Canon Explorer, assuming the role of ambassador for Canon Europe in terms of architectural photography.

The Flying Photographer
Documentary about Fernando Guerra
"The Flying Photographer" from Building Pictures

a Building Pictures directed by Sara Nunes
cinematograher: Sara Nunes
montage and edition: Sara Nunes e Maria Gonçalves
color grading: Fernando Machado
soundesign: Ana Pedro
soundtrack: Bruno Pinto Ferreira (+ Sara Nunes)
subtitles: Eva Magro (+ Sara Nunes)
motion graphics: Jua Braga

Music of the Documentary "The Flying Photographer"
Documentary about Fernando Guerra
Music of the Documentary "The Flying Photographer" about Fernando Guerra
Soundtrack: Bruno Ferreira (+ Sara Nunes)

Latest exhibitions
Focos de Paixão: Fernando Guerra e Porsche / Lands/Læns: i paesaggi di Fernando Guerra


FOCOS DE PAIXÃO: Fernando Guerra e Porsche
A Porsche sob o olhar de um dos maiores fotógrafos contemporâneos em Portugal

1 Dezembro - 3 Março 2019

Museu do Caramulo
Fundação Abel e João de Lacerda



LANDS/LÆNS
i paesaggi di Fernando Guerra


21 Dicembre 2018 - 27 Gennaio 2019

Museo di Palazzo Pretorio

Almost Drone: Entrevista a Fernando Guerra
POP-SE BRASIL

Almost Drone: Entrevista a Fernando Guerra.PDF

Há cinco décadas, o fotógrafo norte-americano Eddie Adams, da Associated Press, registrou um chefe de polícia vietnamita no exato momento em que disparou a arma na cabeça de um vietcongue. A foto, “Execução em Saigon” (1968), virou um ícone contra a Guerra do Vietnã. Ao ganhar o Pulitzer de fotografia, Adams disse: “Duas pessoas morreram naquela imagem: quem recebeu a bala e o chefe de polícia. Ele matou o vietcongue; e eu o matei com a minha câmera. A fotografia é a arma mais poderosa do mundo”. Fernando Guerra, apesar da sugestão do sobrenome, não seguiu os passos de Adam, mas tem um dos olhares mais certeiros de registro do espaço habitado pelo homem no século 21. Conquistou o respeito de mestres da arquitetura encabeçados pelo Pritzker Prize, de Álvaro Siza à elite do neo-modernismo brasilis, de Isay Weinfeld a Marcio Kogan. Suas fotos estão no acervo do MoMA, de Nova York, e foi eleito embaixador da Canon Europa. Na hora do clique decisivo de sua fotografia de arquitetura, Guerra consegue registrar o formalismo geométrico e poético da obra naquele átimo sublime em que a luz banha a volumetria e os vazios em todo o seu esplendor, e ainda consegue nela imantar sutis camadas de informação que humanizam suas imagens magistrais. O premiado fotógrafo português de 48 anos vem capturando a mais bela arquitetura contemporânea dos sete continentes há duas décadas em sociedade com seu irmão Sergio Guerra, administrador do renomado estúdio lisboeta que responde pela sigla FG+SG. Na estreia dessa POP-SE, que flerta essencialmente com a casa e outros sustentáculos da vida contemporânea, pinçamos algumas das imagens mais emblemáticas de seu portfólio, absolutamente conectado ao seu lero-lero na entrevista a seguir. Com vocês, o homem por trás da máquina... ler mais

Fernando Guerra introducing the new EOS R camera
CANON EOS R
Photo by Joel Santos


Introducing the new EOS R

Three decades ago, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger was one of the biggest stories of the year. But that year also saw the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos, the passing by of Halley’s Comet, the crash of Aeromexico flight 498 above Los Angeles and, of course, the Chernobyl accident.

In Portugal, far away from almost everything, we had the most divisive presidential election ever, and we finally joined the European Community. To be honest, for me at the age of 16, the challenge was to avoid pimples on my face and to begin the next-to-last year of school before entering university to study architecture. 

It was during that endless 1986 summer vacation, in early July, that something came to change my life forever: I got my first camera and that's where it all started. The journey began with a recently released Canon T90. It was the camera I had chosen. Maybe I was attracted to its design, since I understood very little about photography and there are simpler cameras to start with than that one, never stoped me.  From that moment on, it was rare to leave the house without a camera, together with two or three rolls of film. It was without understanding very well what I wanted to do that I would do it.
 
The internet did not exist and my only resources were the indispensable magazines that were available. And of course, a great deal of perseverance. To learn from one’s mistakes... A still very contemporary way to learn what you don’t know, but sometimes easily forgotten. 

Dozens of cameras and lenses later, many of which still keep me company as a testimony to their important role in the images I have created during my life, like they are a journey’s milestones but today, September 5th, I am in Perpignan, France, to tell you about the till now very secret Canon mirrorless, in my role as a brand ambassador.

I will exhaustively test the camera on my various assignments that start in just a few days on the other side of the Atlantic. Already have my own EOS R and it’s time to rock! 

The journey from the adolescent who persuades his parents to buy the most sophisticated camera on the market to becoming a brand ambassador has been special. Perhaps because it was my own journey and perhaps also because it was not outlined in advance. It just happened. 

The enthusiasm of having a new camera is still as great as it was 30 years ago and the fact that I am one of the first people to use it is a unique opportunity shared only by my fellow ambassadors around the world. And, of course, by my friend Joel Santos.

It has been special to be part of the Canon team for some years now. I took part in the launch of the canon 5DR, a camera that I’ve used daily for the past 4 years and that is the basis of what I do and the images I produce. 

My public association with brands is restricted to only those that I actually use, and for those who trust my work, my mission is to convey the message of why they are the best, if they really are- and what their advantages are. 

Currently, 90% of what I shoot is done with one camera and one lens. Just 1. Simple and effective for someone who spend his life on the go. The more that time passes and the more that I take pictures, the less I need loads of equipment with me. A new camera is always an element that can cause as much of a disturbance as it can inspiration. 

I’ve spent some time with the EOS R and I’m really impressed. I’m heading to South America in a few days for some big projects and this camera will be top of my kit bag for all of my assignments. I can’t wait to see what we can do. 

Shooting is not a job. It’s a way of life, an obsession to be lived every day of the year. I’ll be sharing my upcoming experiences with the new EOS R here on Instagram and on Canon’s website, and if you have any questions, get in touch. 

I’m going to test this camera to its limits, it’s going to be fun and I hope you’ll follow along. Thanks for being there with me.


Fernando Guerra

des Hommes . de la Matière . du Temps
ÁLVARO SIZA VIEIRA


des Hommes . de la Matière . du Temps
Álvaro Siza Vieira
13.04.18 - 13.05.18

Exposition à la Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse - France

The Association "des Hommes, de la Matière et du Temps" is pleased to present its first exhibition dedicated to the work of the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, in the prestigious Carmelite Chapel in Toulouse.
A selection of projects, linked to the themes of Living, Rehabilitating etc. will be exhibited, based on the archives of Álvaro Siza Vieira's studio.
The Association, non-profitable, according to the law of 1901, has set itself the goal of disclosing the work of men and women with a masterful relationship between a Matter, Time and Men, foremost among which, the Architecture.

Álvaro Siza was born in 1933 in Matosinhos, near Porto. He began his career as an architect in the studio of his teacher and friend Fernando Tàvora before founding his own agency in Porto. After promising and discreet beginnings that the first international critics report, the reconstruction of Chiado in Lisbon designates him as the greatest architect of his country. Follow numerous and important orders which each time testify to a singular contribution to the international production, quickly recognized by all school of architecture of Porto, Galician center of Contemporary Art of Santiago de Compostela, Pavilion of Portugal at the Universal Exhibition of 1998, Church of Marco de Canaveses, Museum of the Serralves Foundation, etc. He also builds abroad, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, France. He received the Pritzker Prize in 1992 and the Golden Lion of Venice in 2002.

The Chapel of the Carmelites: Only remnant of the convent of the Carmelites, destroyed during the Revolution. Built in the seventeenth century and decorated in the eighteenth century, the Chapel is notable for its baroque architecture, rare in the pink city and impressive wall paintings signed Jean Rivalz. Behind a blind portal, the Chapel protects itself from the street by a courtyard, paved with pebbles of rivers. The few steps separating us from the main space allow us to discover it on a low-angle view. The light, rare and precious, ricochets on the gilding of its decorations for more than three centuries. This frame, as mysterious as it is voicing, is the one in which the first chapter of our movement is written.


DIVISARE BOOKS 181 / FERNANDO GUERRA FG+SG
LUBANGO CENTRE / PROMONTORIO

FERNANDO GUERRA FG+SG
LUBANGO CENTRE / PROMONTORIO ARCHITECTS


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Issue #181 presents the visual narration by Fernando Guerra of an apartment block designed by Portuguese architectural office Promontorio in Lubango, Angola. Guerra narrates more than a piece of architecture. He explores the relations between the building and the urban contexts, portrait daily life scenes dense of dichotomic beauty.

ISSUE #181
SEPTEMBER 2018
32 PAGES - 14.8 X 21 CM
COLOR DIGITAL
STAPLE BOUND
FINE RECYCLED PAPER
EDITION OF 100
ISSN 2532-523X
IN STOCK
7,50 €


FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
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VERY LIMITED EDITIONS
All of our issues are extremely limited editions. Don’t be late!

CAREFULLY PRINTED
Printed with vegetable inks on 100% recycled Cyclus Offest thick paper. It even smells good.

ON PAPER ONLY
Divisare Books editorial project it’s about switching off and getting away from the screen.
That’s why we don’t offer a digital version.

O Raio X de Fernando Guerra na Cidade
A Cidade na ponta dos dedos
O Raio X de Fernando Guerra na Cidade #127 from A Cidade na ponta dos dedos 

Fernando Guerra tem acompanhado a produção arquitetónica contemporânea através da plataforma Últimas Reportagens. A sua prática fotográfica responde à evolução técnica do campo da fotografia nas últimas décadas, marcada essencialmente pela afirmação dos novos meios digitais. A Cidade na ponta dos dedos mostra-lhe um RaioX que apresenta o trabalho autoral de Fernando Guerra atravessado por uma cartografia da atividade do escritório FG+SG. Paulo Martins Barata, partner do atelier de arquitectura Promontório conduz esta grande viagem.

FERNANDO GUERRA
Raio X de uma prática fotográfica


Curadoria de
Luís Santiago Baptista

11 julho – 15 outubro 2017

Raio X de uma prática fotográfica

Com o novo milénio, a fotografia de arquitectura ganhou uma preponderância exponencial. Respondendo aos desafios da mediatização da arquitectura na contemporaneidade, o escritório FG+SG é hoje uma prática fotográfica estabelecida e premiada internacionalmente. A afirmação progressiva de Fernando Guerra acompanha a produção de arquitectos nacionais e internacionais e revela um conjunto de obras incontornáveis da produção arquitectónica recente. Por outro lado, as suas reportagens fotográficas apresentam um ponto de vista privilegiado sobre a arquitectura portuguesa contemporânea. Entre diferentes arquitectos e diversas geografias, a exposição apresenta o trabalho autoral de Fernando Guerra atravessado por uma cartografia da actividade do escritório FG+SG, convocando o seu arquivo de imagens e evidenciando os seus processos de produção.

X-ray of a photographic studio

With the new millennium, architectural photography has gained an exponential preponderance. Responding to the challenges of media coverage of contemporary architecture, FG + SG is now an established and internationally awarded photographic studio. The progressive affirmation of Fernando Guerra has accompanied the output from national and international architects, revealing a set of compelling recent architectural works. His photographic pieces present a privileged view of contemporary Portuguese architecture as well. Between different architects and multiple geographies, the exhibition presents original work by Fernando Guerra crossed by a map of FG + SG office activity, bringing together his archive of images and revealing his production processes.



CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM
GARGEM SUL - Exposições de Arquitetura
Praça do Império, Lisboa

Driving with the Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra
Article from Porsche website: FOCUS ON PASSION
"As a photographer, says Fernando Guerra, you are the messenger of an object and its architect. He is an interesting man, who sees success as the result of unconditional dedication and regards courage as the willingness to pursue new directions. This attitude and his real passion for Porsche left us with no option but to get him to do a photoshoot of the new Panamera. And he did that in his favourite city, Lisbon. We accompanied him and got to see his fascinating work and his home city."
 
 
"Fernando Guerra was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1970. In the country of explorers, where the people see themselves as descendants of such explorers and reflect this in their mentality. "It is inherent in us Portuguese to be courageous and make changes", he says, looking out somewhere towards the sea. "We are no longer going to discover India or Brazil. But maybe we'll discover new ways of doing things." A rolling stone gathers no moss. To keep it rolling: get out and do something. Experience things. And work hard."
 

"Having completed his studies in architecture, Guerra left his beloved Portugal and went to work in Macau, where he lived for five years and gained a lot of experience and new impressions. Photography was ever-present in his life - even during his studies, he had a camera in his hand every day. But he knew that he wasn't going to spend the rest of his life in Macau. It wasn't just his yearning for home that he had to cope with, but also a certain 1973 Porsche 911 Targa, which was waiting patiently for him at home in his father's garage and which he drove along the rugged coastline of Portugal at night in his dreams. He moved back to Lisbon with his wife and children and accepted a professorship at a university there. His comfort zone, as he calls it, with a secure income and a structured lifestyle. But he doesn't feel really happy. And so he comes to a decision..."

Read the full article

More on Porsche website

CHRISTOPHORUS nº391 on Fernando Guerra
The official Porsche magazine
"Fernando Guerra is among the most celebrated architectural photographers in the world.
He’s a master at giving structures of concrete and steel an air of ethereal lightness and infusing architecture with motion."
 
 
"What moves him is found in a garage in Lisbon:
four classic Porsche models from the years 1973 to 1995"
 

"It’s difficult to imagine a greater contrast between Fernando Guerra’s current location and the settings he normally finds himself in. The architectural photographer who captures futuristic buildings and breathtaking enfilades is standing in an ordinary garage. The austere, white room in central Lisbon is one of the most important places in his life. Outside, the raucous streets of the Portuguese capital are humming with activity— inside, behind the thick walls, it’s magnificently quiet. The garage is located on a little side street; an inconspicuous entrance with an electric door leads inside. The special thing about this decidedly ordinary location: in a space space roughly eight by eight meters, you’ll find four Porsche sports cars parked so closely that they’re almost touching. “My little family,” says Guerra, looking fondly at the quartet of cars in red covers. He finds the garage calming, a place where he can leave his work behind and clear his head, says Guerra."

Read the full article

Foram anunciados os vencedores do Prémio Obra do ano (ODA '17)

De entre 15 finalistas; 2 projectos Brasileiros e 4 portugueses foram selecionados através da reportagem fotográfica de Fernando Guerra. O primeiro lugar foi ganho pelo projecto - Casa na Mata / Studiomk27 - Marcio Kogan + Samana Cafardo
 

"No ArchDaily, o site de arquitetura mais visitado do mundo, não acreditamos que júris de “especialistas” sejam necessários para definir uma arquitetura de qualidade. Os profissionais globais que compõem nossa rede de leitores são os verdadeiros jurados do nosso Prêmio Obra do Ano, em sua primeira edição no ArchDaily Brasil. Entre mais de mil projetos, nossos leitores selecionaram a melhor arquitetura produzida nos países lusófonos. Estes arquitetos e estudantes de diversas partes do mundo escolheram os três edifícios que - devido à sua estética, inteligência, criatividade ou serviço à comunidade - representam a melhor arquitetura do ano.

Este ano o ArchDaily Brasil fez parceria com a Saint Gobain para lançar esse prêmio para a comunidade de arquitetura. Aqui anunciamos os vencedores do Prêmio Obra do Ano de 2017, escolhido pelos votos de mais de 20.000 pessoas de todos os países de língua portuguesa, desde o dia 13 de Março.

Após uma semana intensa de nomeações, que serviu para selecionar os 15 finalistas do Prêmio Obra do Ano 2017, com projetos do Brasil, Portugal e Angola - dentre os quais estava a MR&MRS White Store, de Paulo Merlini arquitetos, a Casa Mipibu, de Terra e Tuma, a Casa das duas vigas de Yuri Vital, Sede do Campo Olímpico de Golfe de RUA Arquitetos, Sede do Centro Equestre da Fazenda Boa Vista de Isay Weinfeld, Escola na Vila Nova da Barquinha de Aires Mateus, os Passadiços do Paiva de Trimetrica, o Centro Sócio-Cultural da Costa Nova do ARX PORTUGAL, o Pombal do AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados, o Museu da Moeda de Costa Lopes em Angola, a Casa Restelo de João Tiago Aguiar e a Ladeira da Barroquinha, de Metro Arquitetos Associados - a premiação passou à etapa de votação a partir da qual os três premiados foram selecionados a partir da inteligência coletiva de nossos leitores". Os vencedores da primeira edição do Prêmio Obra do Ano do ArchDaily Brasil, são:

Primeiro Lugar: Casa na Mata / Studiomk27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo
Segundo Lugar: Confederação Nacional dos Municípios / Mira arquitetos
Terceiro Lugar: Vila Flores / Goma Oficina

Exhibition SACRED GEOMETRIES
Anise Gallery, London


"A small group of photographers have turned their lenses on the urban landscape, seeking to capture the beauty of the architecture around us. The images explore the idea of sacred geometries, the perfect mix of proportion and mathematical ratios that are pleasing to the eye and a reflection of those found in nature.
The pictures can be seen at the Anise Gallery in London until 15 April 2017"



“Geometric diagrams can be contemplated as still moments revealing a continuous, timeless, universal action generally hidden from our sensory perception”
– Robert Lawlor

Inspired by trends in contemporary photography and the diverse writings of Plato, author Robert Lawlor and architectural historian Peg Rawes, Anise Gallery is marking its fifth birthday with an exhibition of photography based on themes found in the sacred geometries.

Geometry in aesthetics are unavoidable when traversing through the city, whether this is in grand scale such as skyscraper architecture, to the tiny backs of ladybirds. Intricate design can be located in both complex, constructed design patterns and in the minute details in nature. Aesthetics and mathematics come together in geometry, and have done since ancient Egypt, where geometrics were viewed as a visual manifestation of law and order. Later in ancient Greece, they had sacred and scientific properties in helping to solve earthly mysteries.

Into the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in a world inundated with images, through social media, the press, search engines and the like. how are the world’s most sophisticated geometries best captured? Evidently, sacred geometries have value beyond that of the aesthetic, and are viewed as the coming together of mathematics, nature and spirituality, due to their use in religious iconography.

‘Sacred Geometry’ has various levels of complexity, from the sphere to the flower of life, each with their own significance in fields such as religious and mathematics. However, once these designs enter the realm of art and reproduction, they risk losing their aesthetic power and meaning, as products of the artist’s ideas instead of being autonomous. Does photography change this? The attraction to photography has always been its ability to depict its subject matter true-to-life; yet in a world of post-production and filters, aesthetic manipulation and embellishment are now prevalent in contemporary art, and ‘Sacred Geometries’ looks at how the two might come together, here in the polarising environments of nature and the metropolis.

Whereas Lawlor focuses on sacred geometry’s ancient powers and mystique, architectural historian Peg Rawes has adapted these ideas into more contemporary ideas, incorporating the following elements: the reflective subject, folds, passages, plenums, envelopes and horizons. From an architectural point of view, this allows the transition from ancient symbolism to contemporary urban landscapes.

Through the curation of an exhibition of film from Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe, and photography by Dennis Gilbert, Doublespace, Fernando Guerra, Hufton and Crow, Jim Stephenson and John MacLean, Anise Gallery hope to inspire and instigate a conversation surrounding Sacred Geometries. In collaboration with Miniclick an evening of short talks and discussion will take place on 6th Arpil.

SACRED GEOMETRIES
9 MARCH – 15 APRIL 2017

Anise Gallery
13a Shad Thames, London SE1 2PU

 


Fernando Guerra talks to David Clark about his life and work
Interview for PhotoPlus - The Canon Magazine


Fernando Guerra, one of the world’s most in-demand architectural photographers, talks to David Clark about his life and work.

When Fernando Guerra started working as an architectural photographer in the late 1990s, it wasn’t a popular genre. Influenced by Magnum photographers, Fernando brought a more photojournalistic approach to shooting buildings.

Instead of simply taking record shots, he photographed them in a more dynamic and creative way, focusing on how the buildings are used and who uses them. He helped make architectural photography cool and is now one of its most popular practitioners. Fernando’s commissions regularly take him on travels to different parts of his native Portugal and to many other countries around the world. He’s a busy man, but we managed to catch up with him during a few days’ break between shoots in Portugal and Brazil...

Read the full interview at the PhotoPlus, The Canon Magazine


ArchDaily Building of the Year 2017
Vencedores do Prémio ArchDaily Building of the Year 2017
 
Foram anunciados os vencedores do Prémio ArchDaily Building of the Year de 2017 e dentro das 14 categorias premiadas, 2 projectos portugueses foram escolhidos por mais de 75.000 leitores entre 3.500 projectos publicados durante todo o ano de 2016.

Entre os 4 finalistas portugueses, 2 projectos foram seleccionados através da reportagem fotográfica de Fernando Guerra, sendo o único fotógrafo com 2 projectos vencedores em distintas categorias:

Habitação:
Casa Cabo de Vila
spaceworkers

Arquitectura Pública:
Leixões Cruise Terminal
Luís Pedro Silva Arquitecto
  It was announced the winners of the Prize ArchDaily Building of the Year 2017 and in the 14 award categories, 2 Portuguese projects were chosen by more than 75.000 readers among 3.500 projects published throughout 2016.

Among the 4 Portuguese finalists, 2 projects were selected from photographic reports of Fernando Guerra, the only photographer with two winning projects in different categories:

Houses:
Casa Cabo de Vila
spaceworkers

Public Architecture:
Leixões Cruise Terminal
Luís Pedro Silva Arquitecto

ESPIRAL DO TEMPO
Fernando Guerra em entrevista exclusiva


Em torno da 1919 Collection (e outras histórias…)

com Fernando Guerra

Era para ter sido uma entrevista programada, cheia de ideias, baseada na 1919 Collection da Porsche Design, mas o caminho previsto foi minado logo no início. Porque, sem qualquer abordagem prévia, o nosso convidado começou a revelar-se e a conversa fluiu não apenas sobre os dois relógios que o desafiámos a experienciar. Muito pelo contrário. Longe do incontornável e premiado fotógrafo de arquitetura que Fernando Guerra é, conhecemos um verdadeiro entusiasta de relógios de pulso. Um apaixonado também. Quanto aos novos Porsche Design, gostou da experiência, sem dúvida, e chegou mesmo a aventurar-se com algumas fotografias. Mas não esconde que continua a vibrar mais por outro perfil de instrumentos do tempo. Ler entrevista completa


On the 1919 Collection (and other stories ...)
with Fernando Guerra

It was to be a scheduled interview, full of ideas, based on the 1919 Porsche Design Collection, but early on we strayed off track. Because without prior notice, our guest began to open up and the conversation flowed, and not only about the two watches we challenged him to try on. Quite the opposite. Far from the inescapable and award-winning architectural photographer that is Fernando Guerra, we became acquainted with a true wristwatch enthusiast. A passionate one, too. As for the new Porsche Design, there’s no doubt he enjoyed the experience, and even went so far as to venture to take some photographs. But he doesn’t hide the fact that it is another kind of timekeeper that continues to resonate more with him. Read full interview



Exposição LUSÍADA 30 ANOS ARQUITETURA
Museu dos Coches até 15 de Janeiro
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Exposição LUSÍADA 30 ANOS ARQUITETURA
Museu dos Coches, Sala Jardim de Belém

Organização: Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa
Comissários: Prof. Arq. Fernando Hipólito | Prof. Arq. Helena Botelho | Prof. Arq. Victor Neves

Esta exposição surge no âmbito das comemorações do 30.º aniversário da Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, lugar de referência do Ensino Universitário em Portugal e tem como principal objetivo a revelação do património profissional e cultural, do qual este curso de Arquitectura foi agente.

Arquitectura Re(a)presentada no trabalho de FG+SG
por Fabrícia Valente
 
Falar de representação em Arquitectura pode conduzir-nos à leitura dos modelos institucionalizados que periodicamente expõem e debatem os diferentes contextos da disciplina, como são exemplo as grandes bienais internacionais, que dão lugar a espaços expositivos que também lançam a questão de como representar Arquitectura. Não havendo a possibilidade de ler a Arquitectura através da vivência dos espaços construídos é, de facto, a partir de documentos que conhecemos as suas obras. Assim, representação pode também remeter-nos às diferentes linguagens que ao longo do tempo serviram como suporte para apresentar a Arquitectura, como o desenho, a maqueta, a fotografia e o vídeo. Parece-me oportuno falar da plataforma criada por Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra, um trabalho de diálogo entre a arquitectura e a fotografia, situando-a em ambas as leituras aqui apresentadas desta temática.

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The jury of ADA 2016: first members revealed
Archiproducts Design Awards 2016
 
The jury of ADA 2016: first members revealed

Winners will be selected by some of the most interesting international architecture studios, along with journalists, entrepreneurs, designers and architectural photographers. Here are the first names:

-Brasilian architect Marcio Kogan, founder of mk27 studio; Israeli Pitsou Kedem, author of several important projects in Israel

-Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano from LAN Architecture studio based in Paris; Spanish architect Fran Silvestre

-Mexican designer Hector Esrawe, founder of the Industrial Design degree at the Center for Design, Cinema and Television

-Portuguese architectural photographer Fernando Guerra, founder with his brother Sergio of FG+SG and ultimasreportagens.com

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2016
The Judges
 

-Amy Croft - Artist and curator of Sto Werkstatt
-Katy Harris, Communications Director, Foster + Partners
-Kai-Uwe, Partner at BIG
-Christine Murray, Christine Murray is Editor of The Architectural Review
-Fernando Guerra, Architectural Photographer
-Ulrich Müller, Photographer and founder of the Architektur Galerie Berlin


ROOF Magazine
Fernando Guerra: Inhabited Photography
 
Fotografia Habitada

Quando, há 17 anos, Fernando Guerra iniciou, juntamente com o irmão Sérgio, o estúdio FG + SG, a fotografia de arquitetura limitava-se a dar uma visualização técnica dos projetos arquitetónicos, sem que a vida nelas existisse. Fernando Guerra alterou esta noção asséptica e vazia da fotografia da arquitetura ao introduzir nela a vivência do edifício, os seus movimentos alongados durante todo o dia, dando dele uma visão inteira, numa grafia da luz feita de vários gestos, espaços, momentos. Apesar de se considerar como “alguém que é chamado para resolver um problema, o da comunicação de uma obra”, as suas imagens contam narrativas poéticas, abrindo a fotografia de arquitetura a variados públicos e a múltiplas interpretações (...)

Inhabited Photography

When, 17 years ago, Fernando Guerra set up, together with his brother Sérgio, the FG + SG studio, architecture photography was an area limited to giving a technical visualisation of architectural projects, without life existing in them. Fernando Guerra change this sterile and empty notion of architecture photography, introducing into it the living experience of the building, its movements prolonged throughout the whole day, giving a full vision of it, in a language of light of many gestures, spaces and moments. Despite considering himself as “someone who is called to solve a problem, that of the communication of a work”, his images tell poetic narratives, opening up architecture photography to many audiences and an array of interpretations (...)

Architizer A+Awards 2016
Phaidon book
 

As the winner of the Architizer award in the Architecture + Photography category, Fernando Guerra is featured in the newly released Phaidon book.

The Architizer A+Awards celebrate the world’s best architecture every year. The winners were singled out amongst entries from over 100 countries by an international jury of over 300 experts and over 200,000 public votes. 60 categories of winners celebrate the diversity of the world’s architecture. There are giant towers, tiny apartments, a sinuous elevated bike path and a human-sized birdhouse. Architecture is everywhere and fulfills endless functions. This book celebrates all of them!

Format: Hardback
Size: 279 x 216 mm, 11 x 8 1/2 in
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 500 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872872


Exposição de Fernando Guerra: Viajar com Siza. Diário de uma rotina - Take 1
Exhibition of Fernando Guerra: Traveling with Siza. Diary of a daily routine - Take 1
 
Construir no Sul
27 de Junho a 1 de Julho

ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Avª das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa


DIÁRIO DE NOTÍCIAS
"Fotógrafo português vence Prémio Architizer"
 
"Retratou a sede do Parque Natural da Ilha do Fogo, Cabo Verde, que já não existe. Ontem venceu o Architiker A+. Arquiteto, quando começou a fotografar perguntaram-lhe se "também fazia casamentos ao fim de semana”.

Quando Fernando Guerra começou a fazer fotografia de arquitetura com o seu irmão Sérgio, em 1999, as pessoas estranharam. "Nós éramos arquitetos, por que é que estávamos a fazer fotografia? Perguntavam se também fazia casamentos ao fim de semana... De repente, passados 16 anos, o mundo mudou, toda a gente tem uma máquina fotográfica no bolso, e de repente tornou-se fashion ser fotógrafo, que não era, a não ser que fossemos o [Mario] Testino, a fotografar moda..."

Quando ontem falámos com ele, Fernando acabara de ganhar o Prémio do Público, categoria de Fotografia, da plataforma americana Architizer A+. Estava em Genebra, na Suíça, e esperava a luz certa para fotografar a estação de comboios, para apanhar o fluxo de pessoas que passavam, e esperava que saíssem de cena uns camiões. Ali ficaria até ao final do dia, o mesmo em que se soube que ele vencera o prémio com a série de fotografias em que captou a sede do Parque Natural da Ilha do Fogo, em Cabo Verde.

O edifício, projetado pelo ateliê de arquitetos OTO, formado por André Castro Santos, Nuno Teixeira Martins e Pedro Teixeira, deveria ter sido a história feliz que, a princípio, foi. Inaugurou em março de 2014 "com dias de festas incríveis". "As senhoras que se veem nas fotografias estavam à espera do primeiro-ministro [José Maria Neves] para o receber a cantar." Ele esteve lá três dias. "E passado uns meses acabou. Aquela zona toda estava a começar a ter algumas coisas. De repente foi tudo embora."

Aquele que foi considerado um dos edifícios de 2015 pela plataforma Archdaily durou sete meses. Em dezembro, a erupção vulcânica que ocorreu na ilha destruiu-o ali, naquela cratera a 1800 metros de altitude em que se reúne uma população de cerca de 1200 pessoas, em Chã das Caldeiras. "Parecia que uma picareta tinha desfeito o edifício, como um tremor de terra", recorda o fotógrafo que no ano passado venceu o prémio Arcaid Images, com fotografias de diferentes projetos, entre eles o edifício na Ilha do Fogo. Ele e Sérgio - a dupla FG+SG - trabalham hoje com arquitetos como Siza Vieira, Gonçalo Byrne, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, o brasileiro Arthur Casas ou, até há pouco, a iraquiana Zaha Hadid, que morreu em março."

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A+AWARDS WINNER 2016
Architizer Awards
 
Fernando Guerra work on the Fogo Natural Park is the Architizer award winner in the Architecture + Photography category by public vote.

Thanks to everyone, for voting in our project.


Interview Àvivre Magazine
Fernando Guerra: Photographe autodidacte
 
Fernando Guerra
Photographe autodidacte


Né en 1970 au Portugal, Fernando Guerra s’est lancé dans la photographie d’architecture à la fin des années 1990 pour être aujourd’hui actif dans le monde entier. En étant l’un des premiers à utiliser des appareils légers et en mettant des personnages sur ses images, il a su renouveler un genre qui était alors loin d’avoir la popularité qu’on lui connaît aujourd’hui.

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ARCHITIZER AWARDS
Fernando Guerra photos of Fogo Natural Park Venue are an A+Awards finalist!

It´s among the 5 finalists of the international prize A+Awards promoted by the prestigious architecture platform ARCHITIZER.

As finalists our work it´s nominated for two distinct awards: ARCHITIZER A+ JURY awards and ARCHITIZER A+ POPULAR CHOICE.

Vote Fogo Natural Park Venue in the "Architecture + Photography & Video category" here.


Fernando Guerra, um prémio a um mensageiro
Fernando Guerra, a prize for a messenger
Artigo publicado na revista Fora de Série do Diário Económico, por Sancha Trindade,
autora