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O Processo SAAL e a Arquitectura no 25 de Abril de 1974 (“The SAAL Process and Architecture of the Carnation Revolution”)


Author: José António Bandeirinha
Language: Portuguese
ISBN: 978-972-8704-76-6
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Edition: 1st
Date: April 2007
Price: 40 euros
Size: 240 mm x 170 mm
No.Pages: 448


The Local Ambulatory Support Service (SAAL) was set up to provide support for people living in substandard conditions. It was designed to be a decentralized service which built new homes and infrastructures in run-down neighbourhoods, using the design and technical support of the brigades that operated in them. Considered a coherent form of revolutionary form of architecture (“25th April Architecture”), this became one of the most discussed and referenced periods of our recent architectural history due to the prompt response by architects and other members of the planning team, unusual methodologies used and the quality of many of the buildings constructed. This abundant architectural output, till now only broached in partial studies, is systematically catalogued and analysed in this book.