Modernists 'Move In' On Traditionalist Architecture

The quiet regional university town of Viseu in Portugal is in uproar this week after the University administration apparently moved in Modernist faculty and changed the syllabus of the acclaimed New School of Architecture & Urbanism.
September 11, 2004, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Last week there were perhaps five architecture schools in the whole world that specialised in traditional design. This week there is one less, as in an inexplicable move, the Catholic University of Portugal's regional outpost in Beiras moved in new faculty to take over the teaching at the New School of Architecture & Urbanism, founded in 2001.Sources inside the school describe confusion and despair in what has been described as a "coup" by "modernists from Porto". Emotions are running high in the town, where the school enjoyed good support from local people.

Thanks to Dr Matthew Hardy

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Published on Friday, September 10, 2004 in INTBAU
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