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The architecture is only one. The roof and the ground are tilted as well with multi-layers. People can imagine the space behind the turning corner and the shelter, the experience in the building is full of surprise and expectation.

He graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Porto in after 6 years of study, later teaching there between and You are commenting using your Facebook account. To find catsro more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Architect Day: Álvaro Siza

This site uses cookies. Thus, Alvaro Siza, presents unique works in the modern Portuguese scenery.


You can not make a good housing estate or a museum without having done houses. The tool of an architect is to be able to see.

Curved surface and tilted walls are occasionally showed in specific curvature or angle in the house. He always had an admiration for the works of Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto, but early on was able to establish his own language, based not only on the international modernist references as well as the strong building tradition of Portugal.

He created true milestones in Portuguese architecture, influencing many other architects. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: To visit one of his works is certainly a great experience–feeling a little into the mind of a master of architecture that enhances the design on a large scale until the minimal detail.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You might like these too. Brought to you by. No matter in or outside the castgo, various angles of the slope established a dynamic link between the moving people and acsa space.

The space of the building is not complete, or in another words, is not seem as a whole. His architecture, combining formal complexity and apparent simplicity of design, won the world over after some time with works in America and Asia, through major points of architecture, like the USA, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.


Sometimes the relationship between Indoor and outdoor space is vague and reversal. Siza established a very important relationship with architect Fernando Tavora, his teacher and principal reference to the School of Porto, with whom he developed a strong friendship and creative complicity.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The hands that draw and the hands that build are always the same. I like to diversify my work, and I’ve done a bit of everything.