nelson garrido documents the architectural effects of portugal's financial crisis nelson garrido documents the architectural effects of portugal's financial crisis
jun 08, 2016

nelson garrido documents the architectural effects of portugal's financial crisis

nelson garrido documents the architectural effects of portugal’s financial crisis
all images © nelson garrido

 

 

 

venice architecture biennale 2016: over the last four years, photographer nelson garrido has been documenting the architectural and urban effects of portugal’s financial crisis. the project expands upon the mere revelation of ruins to provide an intimate experience of each of the hauntingly abandoned places. at the 2016 venice architecture biennale, garrido presents the results of this evidence as part of a collateral exhibition titled ‘time – space – existence’ at palazzo bembo.

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the photographer documents the architectural and urban effects of portugal’s financial crisis

 

 

 

‘home less’ explores spaces and residential projects that were neglected in portugal after the financial depression. the beginning of the real estate crisis halted the construction of new houses, while many others in-progress were left unfinished. additional architectural projects, which made it to completion, were never occupied or sold. in garrido’s photos, each of the buildings pictured emit a soft light that reminds viewers of the difference between what reality is, and what it should be. the human element is personified in each image as light, paradoxically symbolizing the inhabitants of inhabitable spaces. ‘can this light represent the existence?’ garrido asks, ‘is this a game between reality and simulation?’

 

for more images of the 15th architecture exhibition in venice, follow designboom’s dedicated instagram account @venice.architecture.biennale.

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the project seeks to provide an intimate experience of each of the hauntingly abandoned places

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the photos are presented as part of the 2016 venice architecture biennale

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‘home less’ explores spaces and residential projects that were neglected in portugal

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each of the buildings emit a soft light

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the light seeks to remind viewers of the difference between what reality is, and what it should be

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the human element is personified in each image as glow from within the building 

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