Author Archive: Alvaro

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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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1977 Quinta da Malagueira

| October 10, 2011 | 3 Comments

Between 1973 and 1977 , Álvaro Siza designed three housing projects that together form a defining period in the architect’s early work.

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Thoughts on Álvaro Siza Vieira

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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1994 Casa Vieira de Castro

| October 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Casa Vieira de Castro perches halfway up at the southwestern end of a hill that overlooks the town of Vila Nova de Famalicao in Portugal.

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by Vittorio Gregotti

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have always had the impression that Alvaro Siza’s architecture sprang from archaeological foundations known to him alone—signs invisible to anyone who has not studied the site in detail through drawings with steady, focused concentration.

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Philosophy, Theory and Practice

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

The work of Álvaro Siza Vieira is a paradigmatic example of a reciprocal relationship between the place and the global, probably the crucial subject for the disciplines related with the production of the space since the late sixties.

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1966 Leça Swimming Pools

| October 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Built at around the same time as the Boa Nova Tea House and located a short distance to the south, the Leça Swimming Pools complex is one of Siza’s most visited works from the 1960s.

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2008 Ibere Camargo Foundation

| October 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

A large exhibit of work by the painter Iberê Camargo, displayed in the building’s nine art galleries, marks Porto Alegre’s inauguration of the first project by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza in Brazil

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1999 Interview with Siza

| September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In primary school, we learned to draw in a very special way. I remember that all the students, at six years of age or so, were taught to draw such things as a closed box, then an open box.

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1997 Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Alvaro Siza 1997

The new Museum of Contemporary Art is in the Quinta de Serralves, a property comprising a large house surrounded by gardens, woods and meadows, commissioned in the 1930s to serve as a private residence and later used as an exhibition space.

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