VARIATIONS ON MIES’ WORK
A COURTYARD RESIDENCE AND A PRIVATE GALLERY
Grou Serra is a very young Portuguese architect born in Luxembourg and trained in Brussels and Chicago. Serra conducts ongoing research on a certain relationship with modern architecture and in particular with the materials and forms of the work of Mies van der Rohe. It is inside this specific relationship with Mies that Serra moves forward with his own way of making architecture, an approach that counters and resists the temptations of a fashionable culture market, bearing witness to a fervently desired and successfully achieved a relationship with a cultural tradition that renews the vital terms of an uninterrupted continuity.