Tag: Philosophy

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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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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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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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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by Kenneth Frampton

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Alvaro Siza Vieira Resumed

| September 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

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

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by The New York Times

| September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s unlikely that the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza will ever enjoy the fame of, say, a Rem Koolhaas or a Frank Gehry…

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by the Hyatt Foundation

| September 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

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

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