We explore the life and career of Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. During six decades of work Siza’s style has come to encompass the optimism of the post-Salazar years and speaks volumes about Portugal’s soft-power pull today.
Source by Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Introduced by Barry Bergdoll and Kenneth Frampton; Moderated by Pedro Gadanho
Recorded: June 18, 2013
Álvaro Siza Vieira is the most important and influential Portuguese architect of our time. His work has been internationally recognized for more than five decades for its coherent and thoughtful response to both site...
Following an intense period of work in the mid-1970s with Portugal’s post-revolutionary housing initiatives, in the early 1980s Álvaro Siza contributed projects to two of the most important urban renewal programs in Europe: Berlin’s IBA and The Hague’s Stadsvernieuwing als Kulturel Aktiviteit (Urban Renewal as a Cultural Activity). This...
0:00 Introduction by Richard Sommer
5:45 Mirko Zardini presentation
11:11 Alvaro Siza presentation
51:00 Discussion with Robert Levit
1:14:00 Q & A
On September 25, 2015, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, presented Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza at the University of...
A new perspective on the CCA's Álvaro Siza fonds
To learn more on Find and Tell: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/56718/find-a...
Project financed in the framework of the Montreal Cultural Development grant awarded by the City of Montreal and the Quebec Department of Culture and Communications.