Along Mexico’s Oaxaca coast, in Puerto Escondido, is the main center of Casa Wabi Foundation, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. An initiative of the artist Bosco Sodi, Casa Wabi is an initiative based on the wabi-sabi concept, a worldvie
Nestled in the dense woodlands of Gyeongsang Province, this refined complex of sculpture-like constructions explores the close relationship between architecture and landscape.
Located on a mountainside overlooking the East China Sea, this mausoleum forms part of Chin Pao San, a private cemetery that belongs to the Jinshan District of New Taipei City.
Intended as home for a recently acquired collection of 7,000 original pieces from the Bauhaus, this new museum completes the campus of the Chinese Academy of Art.
Located in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Rennes, in northwestern France, the volumes of the new parish church strike up a dialogue with the housing blocks that surround them, while adapting to the existing codes. Organize
Located approximately 40 kilometers from Barcelona, the municipality of Llinars del Vallès rests on gently sloping land stretching between the Montseny massif and the coastal range. On a site in the northeast end of the town, the new theater-auditori
A small tribute to the quality of life in Cornellá”. That is how the project for the new sports center is defined, conceived not only for its adequacy to achieve the desired balance between housing, retail areas, green spaces and other facilities so
Under a monumental concrete canopy, the Portuguese Pavilion for Expo 98 in Lisbon welcomes visitors and offers them a shaded space by the water facing the Mar da Palha. The building stretches along a north-south longitudinal axis and consists of two
The new campus of the University of Alicante goes up on the grounds of the old military aerodrome of Rabasa. Like an agora of the academic facility, a vast landscaped surface appears delimited by low-rise structures that counteract the vertical natur
In the horizontal and rectilinear landscape of the polders, the farms establish the only elements of reference in a predictable territory marked by the regular geometry of the roads and the sewage canals. To the west of Belgium, and searching precise
The continuous urban transformation of the city center of Granada during the last decades has created a rich urban fabric where different styles and periods are superposed. Located in the northern end of a long urban block, the plot had three buildin
Memory speaks in these ten interviews with masters. I borrow from Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography the title for the presentation of these conversations, transcribed as monologues to place the focus on the protagonists, whose voices I hope to have re
I was born in Matosinhos, in 1933, into a large family. We were five siblings, common at the time, and twelve people living at home, starting with my grandmother, who had come from Brazil as a widow with six children. We ate all together and converse
Álvaro Siza Undisputed master of contemporary architecture, Álvaro Siza has already received all the most important awards – the Pritzker among them, in the year 1992 –, but he was probably especially happy to receive from his Iberian colleagues th
A true master of contemporary architecture, the Portuguese Álvaro Siza already has all the important trophies in his possession, but it has probably made him very happy to be feted with none other than Spain’s National Prize for Architecture, given b
VAVA eyewear is a passionate project of deeply conceptual design. The bold essential shapes of VAVA sunglasses and optical glasses represent a contemporary human view on an urban post-industrial environment. The pulsing beats of techno-sound material
For years the field of action of Álvaro Siza (Matosinhos, 1933) has extended beyond the boundaries of his native Portugal, transferring the master’s ideas to a variety of contexts in Europe, America, and recently also Asia. It is in this latest stage
The Arquia/maestros documentary collection – which since 2014 has been building testimony of the life and work of some of the great architects of our times through interviews conducted by Luis Fernández-Galiano, director of the endeavor – now explore
Álvaro Siza has designed a €7.5 coin in honour of fellow Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, which will be put into circulation in Portugal on 12 December 2018. The silver alloy coin features an abstract outline of the crown of a tree
The interviews that make up the fourth set of the Arquia/maestros collection present the gifures of Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura y Renzo Piano.
As much an artist as an architect, the Porto master has built timeless works with his unique language, turning his creative activity into a ‘poetic profession’.
Over the past twenty years, the work of Álvaro Siza has taken on a new dimension, for both its geographic and thematic reach. His field of action had long ago surpassed Portugal’s frontiers – take for instance his participation at the Venice Biennale
In conversation with Vicente Verdú, the master Álvaro Siza contemplates themes like drawing, context, influences, and the teaching of architecture.
Gustavo Gili - 94 Pages
António Choupina Ideas encontradas
Fundación Arquia - 108 Pages
Fundación Arquia - 418 Pages
Carlos Campos Morais
Abada Editores - 434 Pages
Philip Jodidio Complete Works 1952-2013
Eduardo Souto de Moura
La Coruña 2010
Labirinto de Paixons - 190 Pages
Alessandra Cianchetta Elisabetta Molteni Casas 1954-2004
Akal - 152 Pages
Mondadori Electa - 620 Pages
Taschen - 175 Pages