A major exhibition in Portugal – the culmination of two years’ planning – depicts how Brazil’s rich but often turbulent history has given rise to an extraordinary collection of architecture over the last 90 years. The Matosinhos-based architecture institution, Casa da Arquitectura, has worked with Brazilian commissioners and curators Fernando Serapião and Guilherme Wisnik to assemble the ‘Brazilian Architecture Collection’; the first endeavour led by its executive director Nuno Sampaio to expand the house’s ample archive of local architects, including Eduardo Souto de Moura, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Pedro Ramalho and João Álvaro Rocha, into an international repository. The collection – no fewer than 103 projects, with more than 4,700 physical pieces and 45,500 digital pieces donated by more than 150 donors, including universities, foundations, institutes, the architects and their heirs – arrived at the house in July. The rich and original compilation brings together several generations of Brazilian…Original sources