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Alvaro Siza

túmulos y mobiliario de una nueva capilla funeraria .Santiago de Compostela

Alvaro Siza . + AV

Durante los últimos meses se ha desarrollado un proyecto de rehabilitación en la Catedral de Santiago que permitirá disponer de una nueva capilla funeraria, destinada a enterramiento de obispos. En este sentido, se ha acondicionado un antiguo espacio de almacenaje, conformado a partir del encuentro de diferentes muros de espacios colindantes, ubicado entre la capilla de la Comunión y la capilla del Cristo de Burgos. Continue reading Alvaro Siza

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Álvaro Siza

Chapel . Miljana

Álvaro Siza Vieira . + archdaily

On 9 May 2009, a first-class cultural event took place in Zagreb, Croatia – Kenneth Frampton opened an exhibition of drawings by Álvaro Siza.

The Art Gallery was not large enough to accommodate all those who were interested – drawings were exhibited in which Siza sought the final expression for the chapel. Twelve years later, the chapel was finally executed for the investor, in a landscape of Hrvatsko Zagorje, within the park of a castle – the Baroque Miljana. Continue reading Álvaro Siza

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Siza . Castanheira

CHIA CHING HOUSE | Taifong Golf Club . Chang-Hua

Álvaro Siza . Carlos Castanheira . photos: © C.K.L

The principal movement in the Game of Golf, a mix of power and elegance, and perfect balance. Expressing the entire process of design and construction of a Building is a common problem. There is something else, beyond the simple technical gesture or response to a brief, be that brief more or less complex. A Project cannot be measured by the first move, even though it is the fundamental move. It has to carry a great deal of energy, a great elegance, even if doing so discretely. An “a posteriori” analysis allows us to discern just how important that first move is, or the attitude, or concept, or the something which we don’t find easy to explain. Continue reading Siza . Castanheira

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Siza . Castanheira . Kim

Pavilion . Anyang

Álvaro Siza . Carlos Castanheira . Jun Saung Kim . photos: © FG +SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

February 2005: the invitation, urgent and unexpected. A small town of 300.000 inhabitants had initiated the development of a cultural centre at the entrance to a natural park, located amidst beautiful mountains. As an addition, but central to the composition a multifunction pavilion open to one and all would be necessary. The name of Álvaro Siza was mentioned and the invitation arrived, hand delivered to him in Porto. Continue reading Siza . Castanheira . Kim