Alvaro Siza, Duarte House, Ovar, Portugal, 1984

Alvaro Siza, Duarte House, Ovar, Portugal, 1984

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira, Duarte House, Ovar, Portugal, 1984 (view in google maps)

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira (25. 06.1933 in Matosinhos, Portuga) is a contemporary Portuguese architect . Its buildings receive world-wide attention, it with many international prices were distinguished.

On the basis the draft of the house Avelino Duarte are brought to Siza frequently with Adolf  Loos in connection, to which as a pioneer is considered to the modern trend in architecture. That outwardly much smooths cleaned building creates on the inside by the skillful use of wood and natural stone atmospheric areas.

The Siza Loos studied stands except question, but goes Siza beyond the theories Loos’. If Loos was still stakt surface-oriented in handling materials and concerned itself with their layering, which surely not least by the influences of art nouveau into Austria and South Germany came, against which he turned, then continues Siza apparently its tradition, but in a much more spatial way of thinking.



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