A monograph about the Portuguese architect Ricardo Bak Gordon. In the sphere of Portuguese contemporary architecture, Ricardo Bak Gordon is renowned for the originality with which he interprets his culture, a culture enhanced through intensive international relations. In this monograph, the theme of the house, its various forms and potential are the key for analyzing the author's work method and poetic style.
For Ricardo Bak Gordon, the house is an intimate, private place, but in constant dialog with the city and the surrounding landscape.
In the architecture of Ricardo Bak Gordon, the concept of comfort depends on the proportions and extent of space, luxury stems from the quality of the materials used and, more particularly, affects the atmosphere and the sensations which house designs are able to communicate.
Bak Gordon’s architecture ignores fashions, shies away from fixed time-frames and aims to root itself profoundly in the place in which it is situated.
This generous approach with regard to the surroundings also applies to larger buildings and, in recent years, has manifested itself in the creation of a series of school buildings, which the book looks at in detail.
Buildings for schools: a challenge, whose urgency is also keenly felt in our own country.