alvaro siza


Alvaro Siza, Casa Avelino Duarte, (1981-1985)

Situated on a long rectangular plot of land, the house is divided up into three floors along the lines of Loos’s Raumolan. The reference to Loos is also apparent in the way that symmetries are affirmed and then at once denied and in the relative poverty of the envelope and the richness of the materials used to line the interior. A characteristic feature of the construction is the “excavation” of the main façade which has established itself as one of the themes of composition most dear to Siza.