Álvaro Siza: Arquitectura Viva 212

For many years, the field of activity of architect Álvaro Siza extended beyond the borders of his native country. Álvaro Siza has transferred his ideas to a variety of contexts in Europe, the Americas and, recently, Asia 

Álvaro Siza: Arquitectura Viva 212

For many years, the field of activity of architect Álvaro Siza extended beyond the borders of his native country. Álvaro Siza has transferred his ideas to a variety of contexts in Europe, the Americas and, recently, Asia 

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This book portrays Álvaro Siza's departure from his native country and the beginning of his career abroad, transferring ideas to a variety of contexts in Europe, the Americas and recently Asia.

It is in this last stage that his close association with compatriot Carolos Castanheira took on its full meaning.

The two have collaborated intensively on previous projects, such as the Anyang Pavilion and the Mimesis Museum, both in South Korea, as well as a building for Shihlien Chemical in China and the design of three works featured in this issue: a set of sculptural pavilions in Korea of the South, an art and design museum in China and a mausoleum in Taiwan. 

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 x 30 cm
ISBN
977021412500400212
Publisher
Arquitectura Viva
Language
Spanish / English
Cover
Soft
Year
2019
Pages
80

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