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Bouça residents association housing : Porto 1972-77, 2005-06 / Álvaro Siza; ed. Brigitte Fleck, Wilfried Wang

Main Author Vieira, Álvaro Siza, 1933- Secondary Author Fleck, Brigitte
Wang, Wilfried
Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Art Publishes, 2007 Description 143 p. : il. ; 22 cm Series O'Neil Ford Monograph Series , 1 ISBN 978-3-8030-0684-4 CDU 72(469) SIZA VIEIRA 711.585(469.121)
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Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Monografia Biblioteca Nuno Portas
BNP 72(469) SIZA VIEIRA - V Available 455697
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From start to finish, it took the Modernist Portuguese architect lvaro Siza, winner of the 1992 Pritzker Prize and designer of The Serpentine Gallery's 2005 Summer Pavilion, 33 years to construct the Bou a Residents' Association Housing in the northern city of Porto--which he realized in association with architect Ant nio Madureira. During those years, Siza completed numerous important commissions, including the architecture faculty building at the University of Porto in 1985 and the Funda o Serralves museum of contemporary art in that same city in 1999. In 1988 he restored the Chiado district of Lisbon, Portugal, after a devastating fire; and his Portuguese Pavilion for Lisbon's EXPO 98 was internationally recognized. While Siza was busy with all of these buildings and plans, the first phase of the Bou a project was falling ever deeper into disrepair, hampered by municipal neglect. It has since been brought up to Siza's standards, and this publication appraises the project, now happily completed. Siza's sketches, many of which are published here for the first time, reveal the tenacity of his search for the right solution.

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