The Trajectory of Alvaro Siza

In Praise of Measure

Laurent Beaudouin 

Restaurante y salón de té Boa Nova, Leça da palmeira, 1958-1963

Time and motion as elements of spatial perception; geometry as a way of revealing geography; urban schemes taken as natural landscapes; scale and repetition as indicators of a collective: these are the patent features of Álvaro Siza’s work. Laurent Beaudouin goes about explaining them in a detailed analysis of some of his most far-reaching works, the guiding thread being the concept of measure, in both senses of the term: measurement and moderation... [+]

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