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Álvaro Siza

611 West 56th Street . New York

Álvaro Siza . 611 West 56th Street . New York (1)

Álvaro Siza . Gabellini Sheppard Associates . SLCE Architects . renders: © Noe & Associates . © The Boundary

Sumaida + Khurana and LENY have commissioned Álvaro Siza to design 611 West 56th Street, an ultra-luxury condominium in Manhattan that will be Siza’s first building in the United States.

Located at 823 11th Avenue at the corner of 56th Street in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, 611 West 56th Street measures 172,000 SF, over 420 feet tall and to be 35 stories. The building will include approximately 80 residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms and penthouses. Continue reading Álvaro Siza

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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