Álvaro Siza: Piscina de Leça

A fascinating book that describes the architectural characteristics of the swimming pool at Leça da Palmeira beach, built in the North of Porto in the 60s. 

Álvaro Siza: Piscina de Leça

A fascinating book that describes the architectural characteristics of the swimming pool at Leça da Palmeira beach, built in the North of Porto in the 60s. 

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This book brings together fascinating descriptions about the architectural and genealogical characteristics of the swimming pool at Leça da Palmeira, built in the north of Porto in the 1960s. The work is considered one of the most interesting first works by architect Álvaro Siza.

The recent rediscovery of the original drawings and writings, as well as the numerous documents of the work processes and sketches, which were lost, allowed the reconstitution of a lengthy planning and construction process, which developed over fourteen years 

Álvaro Siza is one of the main 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 Contemporary Art in 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. 

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Data sheet

Dimensions
24,1 x 16,7 x 1 cm
ISBN
9789728311100
Publisher
Editorial Blau
Autor
Christian Ganshirt
Language
Portuguese
Cover
Soft
Pages

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