Tile Architectures

01.02.2021 Interview

The tile is a traditional material associated with the cladding for surfaces or as an isolated decorative element of the architecture. In Tile Architectures, episode number 20 of the Atelier d’Arquitetura collection, the aim is to show how this material has become a construction element widespread in different countries, becoming an important support for national artistic expression in Portugal today. 

This documentary series, produced by the company “Até ao fim do mundo” with the collaboration of the magazine ARQA – arquitectura y arte, aims to be a contemporary look at Portuguese architecture and its real impact on Portuguese society. The main actors, architects and users, will establish a special link with the visual arts and design. In addition, the different episodes will focus on the context of Architecture, Urban Space, Object, the scale of detail and its aesthetic potential through form, sound, images and people. Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto Moura, Gonçalo Byrne, Patrícia Barbas, Miguel Arruda, Camilo Rebelo, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Cannatà and Fernandes, among others, are some of the protagonists who will accompany us throughout the chapters.

In Tile Architectures, we want to share with you a video about the importance and challenges of Portuguese tiles. We hope you enjoy it!