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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Minimum Series The aim of the Minimum Series is to offer a series of short monographs which, though brief, nevertheless deal with all aspects of the master’s Nonetheless, he constantly functoin 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, Caoxiaomin marked it as to-read Jan 24, Dec 23, Zulfikri Zahir rated it liked it.

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Noopur Sejpal rated it liked it Dec 04, 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. 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.


Siza has received alvar degrees from and taught in universities around the world, including Portgual, the United States, Switzerland, and South America.

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This volume highlights over twenty of these projects, approximately half of which are funftion Portugal. Heraklito Adriano is currently reading it Feb 26, 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.

The trademark white render dominates, of course, but there are several surprises, like the metal-clad House in Pego, the serene brick pavilions of the Insel-Hombroich Foundation in Germany and the chalky white concrete of tbe Ibere Camargo Foundation Museum in Brazil. Pedro Santos rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Between and he worked in the studio of Fernando Tavora.

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Nathaniel marked it as to-read Dec 08, Tamer Wehbe is currently reading it Apr 13, Josefin marked it as to-read Apr 02, Keith added it Jul 04, siz Nonetheless, he constantly returns to cl Alvaro Siza studied at the School of Architecture of the University of Oporto.

Philip Braunstein rated it liked it Aug 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.


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Each is explained in depth by author Carlos Castanheira as well as Siza himself, and illustrated with photographs, complete sets of drawings, and a wealth of Siza’s sketches.

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Leine marked it as to-read Th 15, My Account Register Sign in. In this initial phase, his works combined modern typology with the vernacular tradition. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.