Resistance, Álvaro Siza © Pedro Sadio


Resistance : an architectural interpretation of Portuguese marble and limestone

launched during Venice Biennale at Villa Hériot on Giudecca Island in Venice, Italy from 26 May until 4 October 2016.

May 2016
Álvaro Siza (PT), Amanda Levete (UK), Bijoy Jain (IN), Elemental (CL) and Mia Hägg (SE) have been invited by experimentadesign to reveal their interpretations of the concept of resistance through marble and limestone. This is part of an explorative project into the characteristics and qualities of Portuguese stone. Five renowned architects were challenged with the abilities and constrictions - the resistance - of the stones. The first outcomes comprise innovative and new concepts for the application of the material for public and private use.
These will be presented in the exhibition Resistance located at Villa Hériot on Giudecca Island from 26 May until 4 October, 2016.
Resistance, Amanda Levete © Pedro Sadio
Resistance, Mia Hagg © Pedro Sadio
Resistance, Mia Hagg © Pedro Sadio