"The first two decades of the XX century show the most relevant mutations in the context of architectural travels (...).
The mentors of modernity seek in the past new grounds for the post-industrial revolution art, in a sense that goes beyond its linguistic mimetism. The synthesis operated through this travel experience will solve the sterility of a creative process that starts with the motto of the machine and serial production. Will be the theme and consequences of trips of Lewerentz, Asplund, Le Corbusier, Aalto, Mies, Taut, or Kahn."

(“A viagem na Arquitectura Portuguesa do século XX”, José F. Gonçalves)