Ponto d'Orvalho is a transdisciplinary festival open to discussion and environmental action through artistic, social and ecological interventions.
Julia Turpin, architect of Ferme du Rail with her team, spoke to us about contemporary natural building and social motors for architecture.
Julien Fargetton was present in Vevey and presented the work "Liquidity": an intervention/performance about water systems and human engagement taking the city of Vevey as its stage. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
Vero is a pioneering woman in the field of sculpture with hemp lime as a material - commonly used in other industries, such as architecture. Next to her studies of architecture she works in her studio in Lichtenberg, Berlin.
"Praz Bonjour" derives from the land itself that two friends, Pierre Gilles and Antoine, bought to practice and demonstrate a circular agriculture in a peri-urban region. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
foodculture days is a platform for the exchange of knowledge around food. PIONIRA accompanied this year's second chapter of the Biennale "from the forest's ashes" in Vevey, Switzerland at the end of May 2021.
Patricia Hepp on an educational institution for children with a musical and artistic orientation amidst nature: Kinder Insel Hombroich.
Christian Wittmann on the social structure of the village he calls home: Friesenhausen. A rural area with a strong sense of community and a strategy for living comfortably together in old age.
Wilhelm Schubert, former head of the Bavarian Horticulture and Viticulture Institute, spoke to us about various forms of social- and urban gardening and the pioneering "Ökosoziale Siedlung" in Bamberg, Germany.
The Convento da Arrábida was built during the 16th Century, after being founded in 1542 by Friar Martinho de Santa Maria. It became an important site for pilgrimage and a home to monks, living in cells carved into the steep rocks of the mountain range of Arrábida.
A Portuguese architecture classic: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on construction with locally fabricated bricks.
Syntropic agriculture as a sustainable practice, a system developed based on the ideas of Ernst Gotsch, is explored at the Herdade Freixo do Meio.
Time stands still at this estate based on a regenerative agroforestry model and organic farming methods with majestic cork trees and organic produce.
Hand painted tiles date back to the mid 16th Century in Portugal, one of the most traditional factories Viúva Lamego explains their relevance today.
Clara Lab is a holistic design research center in south Portugal, exploring sustainable development and stressing the importance to re-invent a rural future.
Local sustainable building materials and techniques are discussed in the Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on rammed earth construction.
A biodiversity hotspot, spanning across rolling hills of protected nature. A home to animals, grapes for Portuguese wine and the slow forward movement.
Exploring green design and natural building materials with the aim to improve life quality while meeting environmental guidelines with Catarina Pinto.
Local building materials and techniques are discussed in this Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on adobe construction.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Algarve region.
One of the most extensive books on Portuguese architecture, geography, geology and population form the 1980s. Alentejo region.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Central zone.