Past Present Future II: Ricardo Bak Gordon

John Hill
2. July 2019
Ricardo Bak Gordon (second from right) in his early days as an architect (Photo courtesy of bak gordon arquitectos)

Itinerant Office's second edition of its "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" project continues with an interview with architect Ricardo Bak Gordon, founder of Lisbon's bak gordon arquitectos.

Teatro Romano (Visualization courtesy bak gordon arquitectos)

Ricardo Bak Gordon founded his eponymous studio in 2002. In the "Past" clip he speaks about attending the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, which, though not his first choice, shaped his early architecture years by forcing him to leave home and exposing him to influential architects and professors. Bak Gordon's approach to practice is based on teamwork and, as he explains in the "Present" clip, striving to find and create meaning in a particular place. His view of the "Future" is not one of architects solving problems through novel inventions; rather architects will help in accommodating more people in cities and creating the public spaces where people will come together.

Watch the interviews below or on Itinerant Office's Vimeo page.




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