Tag: Words

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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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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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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