Jofebar, the company which is producing PanoramAH!, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and will pre-launch today the book "Building Views". Edited by Carlos Machado e Moura and published by Circo de Ideias, the book presents a technical and architectural history of the minimalist window and illustrates more than twenty projects carried out by Jofebar around the world. Starting with Casa da Música and a few other projects that introduced the minimalist window in the Iberian Peninsula to the most recent projects still under construction - such as the Lacoste Hotel in Dakar by Lacaton & Vassal - the set is very heterogeneous in terms of dimension, program , geographic location and solutions employed.
It also includes more than three dozen texts written by different architects, critics, photographers, writers, entrepreneurs and academics. Among these personalities are the names of Artur Santos Silva, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Georges Teyssot, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Jorge Figueira, Juhani Pallasmaa, Juan Herreros and Yehuda Safran.