Guia Do Museu - Álvaro Siza Museu De Serralves

Guia Do Museu - Álvaro Siza Museu De Serralves


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This volume, published in Poligrafa's innovative series of Buildings of Museums, takes a look back at the Serralves Museum, a disarmingly intimate space in sharp contradiction with the very recent museological architecture.

The book portrays the most famous possible work by architect Álvaro Siza, the Serralves Museum, designed in his hometown of Porto.

Low and horizontal in axis, its white stucco walls are perforated with occasional openings that give unexpected views of a surrounding garden.

As with most of Siza's buildings, the furniture and fittings were also designed by the architect, including light fixtures, handrails, door handles and all signage.

Building materials include wooden floors and painted plaster walls with marble plinths in the showrooms and marble floors in the foyers.

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. 


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14,4 x 20,9 x 0,8 cm
Ediciones Polígrafa

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