Alvaro Siza: (In)Discipline
The essential survey on Pritzker Prizewinning architect Alvaro Sizas restless creativity, in 30 projects over the past 60 years
Once, on the inner flap of one of his sketchbooks, Pritzker Prizewinning Portuguese architect and educator Alvaro Siza (born 1933) described himself and his work with self-deprecating disavowal. Rather than identifying his discipline as architecture, he identified it as as little as possible.
This confessional note is the point of departure for Alvaro Siza: (In)Discipline, a retrospective survey that highlights the currents of disquiet and insubordination within the renowned architects creative method and production, surveying Sizas design process through a selection of 30 of his projects, built and unbuilt, spanning more than six decades.
The publication starts with Sizas first works in Matonsinhos?the Four Dwellings in Matosinhos (1957), the Boa Nova Tea House (1963) and the Ocean Swimming Pool in Leça da Palmeira, Portugal (1973)?and includes recently completed work and projects under construction, including the Mimesis Museum in South Korea (2009), the Church in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, France (2018) and the Residential Tower in New York (ongoing), his first project in the US
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