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Alvaro Siza Vintage
Architectural Publication by Rui Pedro Bordalo / João Forjaz Mendes / Alex Gozblau
page updated 30 Dec 2016 with new photos ; 8 Jul 2014
Alvaro Siza Vintage
Siza Vintage limited edition box
What is Siza Vintage?
It’s a limited edition collector’s box, containing three different, innovative and contemporary views on the work of architect Álvaro Siza Vieira through photography, text and illustration.
Each box contains fifteen 20x30cm photos by Rui Pedro Bordalo, fifteen texts by João Forjaz Mendes and one 20x30cm serigraphed illustration by Alex Gozblau.
The authors’ goal is to reflect on the challenges of contemporary architecture using the lessons learned from using, living and relating to the earlier work of Siza Vieira, while at the same time explaining in layman’s terms our indeas on the role of Architecture and it’s importance as a social phenomenon in shaping urban imaginaries.
The authors will not show the buildings as perfect, crystallized elements, but rather as something the passage of time has allowed to settle in it’s surrounding environment and become appropriated by the people who use it.
A crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has also been set up by the authors to help finance the project.
Posted here are some of the photos that will be a part of the box, and one image of the included illustration.
The author of the photos is Rui Pedro Bordalo and the author of the illustration is Alex Gozblau.
29 May 2013
Alvaro Siza Publication
The seminal book on Portugal’s master architect
Alvaro Siza, Complete Works – page
Born in Matosinhos, Portugal, in 1933, Siza created his own practice in Porto in 1954, and he has been a Professor of Construction at the University of Porto since 1976. The architect can fill shelf afer shelf with his awards and prizes to-date: He received the European Community’s Mies van der Rohe Prize in 1988 and the Praemium Imperiale in Japan in 1997, the 2009 RIBA Gold Medal, and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Website: Álvaro Siza Vieira