Author Archive: Alvaro

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

More info at: 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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Public Class Lecture at Faculty of Arts 2011

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

“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.

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Honorary Doctorate by the University of Seville

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

alvaro siza vieira doutor honoris causa sevilhaSimplicity is a virtue difficult to achieve - Siza Vieira

The architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, 1992 Pritzker Prize, which was on Monday honorary doctorate from the University of Seville, argued that simplicity is a virtue difficult to achieve and should not be confused with simplification.

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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

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Designed to be lived in at all hours of the day, when light seeks out shade, and shade opens itself to the light, the house-atelier, commissioned by painter Armanda Passos from the most international name in Portuguese architecture, allows the complicity naturally created by the architect with his work to transpire at each step.

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Thoughts on his Style

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

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

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2005 Sports Center Llobregat

| October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The new Llobregat Sports Centre in the Barcelona suburb of Cornella is an example of what could be achieved. Designed by Alvaro Siza, the 40,000sq m sports centre is part of a larger sports park development which will include a new stadium for Barcelona’s “other” football club, Espanyol.

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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

| 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

| 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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