Joao Alvaro Rocha “Architecture 1988-2001”
Joao Alvaro Rocha: the heir to European contemporary minimalism and the clear successor of the masters of modern Portuguese architecture: Tavora, Alvaro Siza and Souto de Moura. Rocha is the leading figure of the fourth and youngest generation of Portuguese architects, a school which is receiving international acclaim for its innovative design, interesting and novel diversity. Rocha lives and works in Oporto, Portugal and has recently begun teaching in highly accredited European universities and is frequently requested to participate in international projects. This lavishly illustrated volume follows the first ten years of Rochas architectural productivity and depicts over 30 projects from 1991 through 2001. The book is divided into categories: single-family dwellings, social housing complexes, services, public and urban projects. These include his Patio houses, Portuguese Institute of Telecommunications, National Laboratory for Veterinary Investigation, and private homes. Rochas work is characterized by rigorous and ascetic design. A wonderful visual resource, a study guide and collectors item for art students, architects and modern-art aficionados.
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