Despite the historical significance of form in architecture, the subject is frequently undervalued in debate. This book relates a variety of ideas regarding form, not only through aesthetic and techno- logical approaches, but also from social and political positions. The contents underline the cultural and technical relevance of architecture to society. The Form of Form condenses the debate occa- sioned by the 4th Lisbon Architectural Triennale (2016), presenting to a wider international audience the idea that form is an autonomous subject in ongoing architectural debates. It aims to foster new thoughts in architectural approach as we reach the dawn of a rapidly changing society driven by fast access to information.
ANDRE TAVARES (*1976) is an architect. He runs Dafne Editora and has authored several books addressing the international circulation of knowledge among Portuguese-speaking architects.DIOGO SEIXAS LOPES (1972-2016) was an architect and co-founder of Barbas Lopes Arquitectos, who, among several projects, reconverted the ruins of the Thalia Theatre in Lisbon.