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Álvaro Siza Book: Serpentine Gallery 2005

Álvaro Siza Book: Serpentine Gallery 2005

In designing the Pavilion, Siza sought to ‘guarantee that the new building – while presenting a totally different architecture – established a “dialogue” with the Neo-classical house’.

Álvaro Siza Book: EL CROQUIS N.68/69+95

Álvaro Siza Book: EL CROQUIS N.68/69+95

Álvaro Siza Vieira Book – El croquis

One of the most complete monography on Álvaro Siza´s work between 1958 and 2000. Includes detailed construction sketches, interviews with Álvaro Siza Vieira and alot of information on his ealier works.

Alvaro Siza Book: Complete Works by Kenneth Frampton

Alvaro Siza Book: Complete Works by Kenneth Frampton

This monograph is a comprehensive study of Siza’s work, from his early built work – the Boa Nova Tea House, Portugal (1958-63) – to his latest projects. Siza has received critical acclaim for works in Germany (Schlesisches Tor, Berlin), Spain (Galician Centre for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela), Italy (restoration of the Campo di Marte, Venice) and Portugal (Portugese Pavilion at Expo ’98, Lisbon).

Álvaro Siza Book: Serpentine Gallery 2005

Álvaro Siza Book: Serpentine Gallery 2005

In designing the Pavilion, Siza sought to ‘guarantee that the new building – while presenting a totally different architecture – established a “dialogue” with the Neo-classical house’.

2008 Corso Sempione in Milan

2008 Corso Sempione in Milan

In view of Expo 2015 the internationally-renowned Portuguese architect, Alvaro Siza submitted his ambitious project aiming to transform the Corso Sempione into a huge garden by replacing the central road structure with greenery and creating an extraordinary scenario within this important gateway to the city.

Public Class Lecture at Faculty of Arts 2011

Public Class Lecture at Faculty of Arts 2011

“The Relationship between Arts” was the title of the lecture by Álvaro Siza Vieira at the opening class of the Faculty of Arts of the university of Porto.

Alvaro Siza Vieira Resumed

Alvaro Siza Vieira Resumed

Alvaro Siza (born 1933) is considered Portugal’s greatest living architect and possibly the best that country has ever produced.

Thoughts on his Style

Thoughts on his Style

I would like to start my discussion of the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza’s work by first considering some texts frequently cited in discussions of his projects: one by Siza himself, one by his mentor Fernando Tavora

Álvaro Siza Vieira Awarded the Golden Lion 2012

Álvaro Siza Vieira Awarded the Golden Lion 2012

Álvaro Siza Vieira has been awarded the golden lion for lifetime achievement for the 13th international architecture exhibition at this year’s venice biennale.

Alvaro Siza Vieira will design the future Interpretation Center of Angra do Heroism

Alvaro Siza Vieira will design the future Interpretation Center of Angra do Heroism

The architect Alvaro Siza Vieira will design the future Interpretation Center of Angra do Heroism, to be installed in the “Casa dos Pamplonas”, in what will be his first work in the Azores archipelago.

Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture

Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture

Alvaro Siza Vieira, was awarded on Wednesday morning at the Museum Soares dos Reis, in Porto with the Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture, delivered by Secretary of State for CultureFrancisco José Viegas and the Minister of Culture of Spain, Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde.

Public Class Lecture at Faculty of Arts 2011

Public Class Lecture at Faculty of Arts 2011

“The Relationship between Arts” was the title of the lecture by Álvaro Siza Vieira at the opening class of the Faculty of Arts of the university of Porto.

Thoughts on his Style

Thoughts on his Style

I would like to start my discussion of the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza’s work by first considering some texts frequently cited in discussions of his projects: one by Siza himself, one by his mentor Fernando Tavora

Thoughts on Álvaro Siza Vieira

Thoughts on Álvaro Siza Vieira

Álvaro Siza Vieira is the greatest living Portuguese architect -perhaps the finest the country has ever produced- whose works over the years have proven to be amongst the most coherent and complete of all architectural works this century.

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale

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| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

More info at: http://trienaldelisboa.com LET’S TALK ABOUT HOUSES: Between  North and  South CURATORS Ana Vaz Milheiro, Diogo Seixas Lopes, Luís Santiago Baptista, James Peto, Manuel Graça Dias, Max Risselada, Pedro Pacheco and Peter Cook DATE 14.10.2010 – 16.01.2011 CO-PRODUCTION: LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE | MUSEU COLECÇÃO BERARDO The exhibition Let’s talk about houses: Between North and  […]

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1996 Church of Macro de Canaveses

1996 Church of Macro de Canaveses

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Santa Maria Church in Marco de Canavezes is part of an overall complex that, together with a planned Parish Center, will form a small urban square.It was the parish priest Father Nuno Higino’s personal decision to call on Siza, and to invest himself fully in this very ambitious project.

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2005 Armanda Passos House

2005 Armanda Passos House

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

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2005 Sports Center Llobregat

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| October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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1994 Aveiro Library

1994 Aveiro Library

| October 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

A free-standing curving wall characterises the western façade and expresses the reinforced concrete structure of the building.

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1995 Faculty of Architecture

1995 Faculty of Architecture

| October 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

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Alvaro Siza 1995

The buildings of the Porto architecture school are set on a terraced site high above the estuary of the Douro River.

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2005 Serpentine Gallery

2005 Serpentine Gallery

| October 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

“A pavilion is usually an isolated building, but with this site we felt we should maintain a relationship with the gallery and the trees, and these things were the start of the idea,” explains Siza. “In front of the house there are two hedges forming half an ellipse. That gave us the suggestion to make a curved surface to complete the ellipse.

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1963 Boa Nova Tea House

1963 Boa Nova Tea House

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

View Larger Map Rua Boa Nova - Matosinhos 4450-705 MATOSINHOS Leça da Palmeira Portugal Alvaro Siza 1963 The Boa Nova Tea House was designed following a competition held in 1956 by the city council and won by Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora. After choosing a site on the cliffs of the Matosinhos seashore, Tavora turned the project over to […]

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