1996 Church of Marco de Canaveses, Projects

1996 Church of Macro de Canaveses

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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1995 Faculty of Architecture, Projects

1995 Faculty of Architecture

faup4Via Panorámica Porto Portugal 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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1963 Boa Nova Tea House

1963 Boa Nova Tea House

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 his collaborator, [...]

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2006 Anyang Pavilion

2006 Anyang Pavilion

A small city of 300,000 inhabitants had launched a project for a cultural complex right in front of a natural park, wedged in amongst beautiful mountains. A multifunctional pavilion was needed as a complementary, but central element. Álvaro Siza’s name was mentioned and the invitation was answered, in person, in Porto.

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1998 Portugal Pavilion, Projects

1998 Portugal Pavilion

The pavilion consists of two exhibition areas, one housing main exhibitions, the second providing a large outdoor space for national displays. The most iconic feature of the pavilion however, is a thin, curved concrete sail which creates a canopy over the ceremonial plaza.

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Philosophy

Philosophy, Theory and Practice

Posted on 08 May 2010

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. Continue Reading

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by Pedro Vieira de Almeida

Thoughts on Álvaro Siza Vieira

Posted on 06 May 2010

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. Continue Reading

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Siza and his Style

Thoughts on his Style

Posted on 03 May 2010

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 Continue Reading

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Awards

Awards

Posted on 01 May 2010

Alvaro Siza Vieira Awards, Prizes and Recognitions. Continue Reading

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Philosophy, by Vittorio Gregotti

by Vittorio Gregotti

Posted on 22 April 2010

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. Continue Reading

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by The New York Times

by The New York Times

Posted on 16 April 2010

It's unlikely that the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza will ever enjoy the fame of, say, a Rem Koolhaas or a Frank Gehry... Continue Reading

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1999 Siza Interview, Philosophy

1999 Interview with Siza

Posted on 15 April 2010

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. Continue Reading

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Philosophy, by the Hyatt Foundation

by the Hyatt Foundation

Posted on 14 April 2010

"Every design," says Siza, "is a rigorous attempt at capturing a concrete moment of a transitory image in all its nuances. Continue Reading

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Awards, Citation from the Pritzker Jury

Citation from the Pritzker Jury

Posted on 13 April 2010

The architecture of Alvaro Siza is a joy to the senses and uplifts the spirit. Each line and curve is placed with skill and sureness. Continue Reading

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Life Resumed

Alvaro Siza Vieira Resumed

Posted on 12 April 2010

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

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Philosophy, by Kenneth Frampton

by Kenneth Frampton

Posted on 09 April 2010

It was, as the architect is fond of saying, "a chair that looked like a chair". It was in fact a simple skeleton of dressed wood from which chairs have been made since time immemorial. Continue Reading

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