Prototypo #003

gathers projects, essays and works exploring possible interventions over the coating of bodies, architectural or not, and its implications. Skin is the boundary between inside and outside, a sensitive tissue open to innovations in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, fashion, genetics or computer systems. Skin is a crucial issue of the contemporary word because it sets the difference between being "in or out" of a certain environment. Under that motto, Prototypo #003 presents extensive features on the latest works of two great architectural masters: Zaha Hadid and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Iraqi-born Hadid is now gaining full recognition for her talent in projects or buildings such as Lfone (Weil am Rhein, Germany, 1999), Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome (Greenwich, London 1999) and the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Centre (1998), all extensively presented in this issue. Souto de Moura, a major figure of European Neo-Rationalism heightens his space-craftsmanship with the latest output of the Courtyard Houses (Matosinhos, 1999), the Cultural Silo (Matosinhos, 1999) and a BPI Bank agency at Santiago de Compostela (1999). Both architects are set in context by their competition entries for the Contemporary Arts Centre in Rome (1998), analysed by Professor Yehuda Safran from Columbia University, New York City. Other contributions in Prototypo´s third instalment include multimedia NYC studio Diller + Scofidio, Peripheriques, one of the leading agents of the new French architecture and Portuguese duo Stoer & Garrido, working with photography and graphic design for the press, fashion and advertisement.

Prototypo #003 "Skin"
Published by StereoMatrix, Lisbon
164 Pages, Colour
22x23,5 cm
Out in February 2000