Álvaro Siza: Design Process

An impressive book that presents an account of the work of Álvaro Siza Vieira, in the first person, from the follow-up of a project, from the initial moment of confrontation with the client and the program until the completion of construction 

Álvaro Siza: Design Process

An impressive book that presents an account of the work of Álvaro Siza Vieira, in the first person, from the follow-up of a project, from the initial moment of confrontation with the client and the program until the completion of construction 

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This book is presented in the form of a logbook, it proposes a reading of Siza's design process and his reflective practices, focusing on the exploration of his own way of working and expression.

Combining a schematic text in the form of lecture notes with sketches, records of partial solutions, annotations and technical drawings, we record the various decisions taken during the development of the project and also the main moments that elapsed between the idea and its realization.

Along this path, the constant dialogue that Siza maintains with drawing is highlighted, with the edition illustrated with more than 74 drawings by Siza Vieira, annotated during the course of the project.

Both for its content and organization and for the didactic way in which it is presented, its reading is recommended for both students and professors, researchers and architecture professionals, and for the general public interested in this topic.

A feature to be highlighted in this book is its trilingual edition: Portuguese, Japanese and English, which gives it an international dimension.

Despite the author's mother tongue being Japanese, he chose to use Portuguese in his notes, combining Portuguese language learning with the work process in Siza's office. The publisher considered that, in addition to these two languages, English would be a complement to this edition.

Álvaro Siza is one of the most emblematic architects of the 20th century, and one of the names with which Portugal is associated in any part of the world, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992. It was in 1991 that Álvaro Siza was invited to design the Museum of Art Contemporary by Serralves, which opened in 1999.

In 2019, he completed the architectural project for the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira and in 2021 the restoration and adaptation of the Casa de Serralves. Maintaining, until today, a collaborative relationship with the institution and its programming. 

CS011929

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Dimensions
18,2 x 29,7 x 1,3 cm
ISBN
9789898481290
Publisher
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico
Language
English / Portuguese / English / Japonese
Cover
Soft

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