Álvaro Siza emerged serene from the creative chaos of the late 20th century as an architect whose work is largely untrammelled by fashion. Álvaro Siza has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. Mark said: when i die i want to be reincarnated into a family in porto who encourage me to study architecture un. : Álvaro Siza: The Function of Beauty () by Álvaro Siza; Carlos Castanheira and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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Carlos Castanheira szia born in Lisbon in Adriel Denzel added it Feb 10, Siza’s architecture has been defined as continuously experimental; as this generously-illustrated volume makes clear, each of his designs responds creatively to its setting but his work as a whole retains a unity of form.

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Contact Alvwro Order by phone or for enquiries, call us on: Christopher added it Apr 25, Basket My basket contains: Heraklito Adriano is currently reading it Feb 26, In addition to residential, cultural, and infrastructural projects in Portugal, this book includes the Ibere Camargo Foundation in Puerto Alegre, Brazil, opened to wide funcfion in Apriland projects currently under construction including a mimesis museum in Paju, South Korea, as well as a cultural centre in Ceuta and a sports hotel in Huesca, both in Spain.

De a estudou na Escola de Belas Artes do Porto. Sonntag rated dunction it was amazing Apr 25, Brigitte Rist rated it it was amazing Jul 18, I accept the terms of our Cookie Policy Accept.

Sathish Babu added it Feb 19, Andreea marked it as to-read Feb 12, Relatively unknown outside his native Portugal when he won the Pritzker Prize, he has since built a number of masterful buildings around the world while retaining strong ties to his country.


Tamer Wehbe is currently reading it Apr 13, Description Siza’s architecture has been defined as continuously experimental; as this generously-illustrated volume makes clear, each of his designs responds creatively to its setting but his work as a whole retains a unity of form.

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Given that Siza is one of the foremost proponents of a modern architecture with a strong connection to place, the featured buildings demonstrate a broad range of stylistic approaches, always pared down yet formally varied. Reza Katebi added it Nov 27, Siza has received honorary degrees from and taught in universities around the world, including Portgual, the United States, Switzerland, and South America.

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Want to Read saving…. Majid added it Apr 10, Outside of his architecture practice, which primarily builds private houses, he is active in many different parts of the architectural community, including participating in conferences and juries for competitions, teaching and serving as an external examiner at schools of architecture, curating exhibitions, and editing and publishing books and catalogues. James rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Keith added it Jul 04, His buildings are known for their austere beauty and their imaginative relationship to their surroundings.

Now feted as one of the few living masters of modern architecture this year he was awarded the RIBA Gold MedalSiza is a practitioner unconcerned with the superficially heroic and iconic, preferring to create a strong sense of place through his sculptural and monumental works. Mihaela Bordeianu added it Aug 31, We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.

By using our site you accept the terms of our Cookie Policy. Since the eighties, he has been commissioned to carry out a wide variety of porjects, ranging from the Santiago de Compostela Museum of Contemporary Art to the School of Education in Setubal Nonetheless, he constantly returns to clear volumes, like the great white parallellepiped of Avelino Duarte House Ovar,which brings together all his earlier experience of housing typologies, including his major intervention in this area Quinta da Malagueira Evora, All projects in this book are documented in full, with sketches, drawings, and photographs, and detailed descriptions by author Carlos Castanheira and Siza himself.

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