The architecture of Alvaro Siza is a joy to the senses and uplifts the spirit. Each line and curve is placed with skill and sureness.
Like the early Modernists, his shapes, molded by light, have a deceptive simplicity about them; they are honest. They solve design problems directly. If shade is needed, an overhanging plane is placed to provide it. If a view is desired, a window is made. Stairs, ramps and walls all appear to be foreordained in a Siza building. That simplicity, upon closer examination however, is revealed as great complexity. There is a subtle mastery underlying what appears to be natural creations. To paraphrase Siza's own words, his is a response to a problem, a situation in transformation, in which he participates.
If Post Modernism had not claimed the term, and distorted its meaning, Alvaro Siza's buildings might legitimately have been called by that name. His architecture proceeds directly from Modernist influences that dominated the field from 1920 to 1970.
While Siza himself would reject categorization, his architecture, as an extension of Modernist principles and aesthetic sensibility, is also an architecture of various respects: respect for the traditions of his native Portugal, a country of time worn materials and shapes; respect for context, whether it is an older building or neighborhood such as the Chiada Quarter in Lisbon, or the rocky edge of the ocean in his swimming club in Porto; and finally, respect for the times in which today's architect practices with all its constraints and challenges.
Siza's characteristic attention to spatial relationships and appropriateness of form are as germane to a single family residence as they are to a much larger social housing complex or office building. The essence and quality of his work is not effected by scale.
Four decades of patient and innovative form-making by Siza have provided unique and credible architectural statements, while at the same time surprising the profession with its freshness.
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Alvaro Siza建築學是喜悅對感覺和提高精神。 每線和曲線安置以技巧和肯定。
像早期現代主義者，他的形狀，鑄造由光，有欺騙的樸素關於他們; 他們是誠實的。 他們直接地解決設計問題。 如果樹蔭是需要的，安置一架伸出的飛機提供它。 如果看法渴望，窗口被製作。 臺階、舷梯和牆壁全部在Siza 大廈看上去被預先注定。 然而那樸素，在周密的調查，顯露作為巨大複雜。 有強調什麼的微妙的精通看來是自然創作。 要釋義Siza的自己的詞，他的是對問題，一個情況的一個反應在變革，他參加。
如果崗位現代主義沒要求期限，并且變形了它的意思， Alvaro Siza的大廈也許由那個名字已经合法地叫。 他的建築學直接地從控制領域從1920年到1970年的現代派影響進行。
當Siza將拒绝範疇，他的建築學，作為現代派原則和審美感覺時引伸，也是各種各樣的尊敬建築學： 對他的當地葡萄牙，時間被佩帶的材料和形狀國家的傳統的尊敬; 對上下文的尊敬，它是否是一個更舊的大廈或鄰里例如Chiada處所在里斯本，或者海洋的岩石邊緣在他的游泳俱樂部在Porto; 并且終於，對今天建築師實踐以所有它的限制和挑戰的時代的尊敬。
- 4 年前