THE SAAL PROCESS11338-F-L2
THE SAAL PROCESS. Architecture and Participation 1974-1976. Serralves. (2014). 21x29,5 cm. 304 págs. B.
“Born out of the Portuguese revolution of 25 April 1974, SAAL — the serviço Ambulatório de Apoio Local (Local Ambulatory Support Service) — was one of the most compelling processes in twentieth-century architecture. It was a pioneering experiment in Europe, setting up technical teams (knwn as brigades) led by architects who, in collaboration with the local population, tried address the urgent housing needs of the underprivileged communities across the country. (...) This book includes new essays by Delfim Sardo, José António Bandeirinha, Alexandre Alves Costa, Pedro Gadanho and Vittorino Gregotti, as well as historic texts by Nuno Portas and Giancarlo De Carlo, an interview with some of the major figures involved in the process and extensive project documentation. Photographers André Cepeda, Daniel Malhão and José Pedro Cortes have produced portfolios documenting a group of SAAL neighbourhoods as they are today.”
Catálogo da exposição, coordenado por Maria Burmester, com textos de Delfim Sardo, José António Bandeirinha, Alexandre Alves Costa, Pedro Gadanho e Vittorino Gregotti.