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Siza . Castanheira

A chapel in Saya Park

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Álvaro Siza . Carlos Castanheira . photos: © FG+SG | architectural photography . + divisare

Saya Park lacked a chapel.
There were plenty of symbols for meditation and introspection, allowing visitors to experience moments of beauty out in the open.
A space of internal beauty was needed.
The Chapel building tucks into the hillside, opening up to the East and allowing in the light of the new day. Continue reading Siza . Castanheira

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Alvaro Siza

Siza Pavilion for CAMERICH . Shanghai

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Alvaro Siza

China’s top furniture brand CAMERICH invited world-renowned architect Alvaro Siza to create the Siza Pavilion for CAMERICH, which officially made its debut at the 44th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF 2019) on September 8, in Shanghai. Alvaro Siza, laureate of the 1992 Pritzker Architecture Prize and Portugal’s national treasure architect, has been regarded as one of the most important contemporary architects. He is known for his sculptural architecture of “poetic modernism”. Continue reading Alvaro Siza