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Álvaro Siza

Showroom Revigrés . Águeda

Álvaro Siza . Showroom Revigrés . Águeda (4)

Álvaro Siza . photos: © Paulo dos Sousa

The Tile Coaling Industry headquarters lies 30 metres west of National Highway 1 at the 227 km. mark The facade of the new building is set parallel and ahead of the existing administrative building, linked by a raised, covered gallery at the upper level The two-storey structure has a 6.40×6.40m modulation. Formally, it consists of two linked bodies. The Exhibition Hall, on a square plan, is partially raised on pillars. It has a stepped roof crowned by a conical skylight. The second body, the offices zone, is on a linear plan with less depth. The roof is slightly curved and has an east-facing balcony/terrace. On the plan, the articulation of the two bodies describes an L-shape with arms In differing dimensions. Continue reading Álvaro Siza

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Siza . Collová

Piazza Alicia refurbishment . Salemi

Siza . Collová . Piazza Alicia refurbishment . Salemi

Álvaro Siza Vieira . Roberto Collová . photos: © Orazio Saluci . + divisare

Dal 1982 a Salemi, in Sicilia, è in corso una lenta operazione di recupero del Centro Storico, condotta in un difficile clima politico-amministrativo.
Essa riguarda la Piazza centrale in cima alla collina su cui è insediata la città di origine araba. Sulla Piazza si affacciano il Castello svevo, la Chiesa Madre, ricostruita e ampliata (XVII sec.) sull’originario nucleo normanno, un Palazzetto (XVIII sec.), schiere di abitazioni a due-tre livelli. Continue reading Siza . Collová