Feliz Aniversário Excelentíssimo Senhor Siza. living legend Alvaro Siza turns 81.

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira is a Portuguese architect, without any exaggeration a living myth and a piece of history of the international architecture of the past 100 years. Today he turns 81 and we’ve rounded up some of his most inspiring works, as seen in archdaily.

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Edifício de Escritórios | Novartis Campus – 2012. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Lérida University – 2008. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Fundação Iberê Camargo – 2008. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

 

 

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Mimesis Museum | with Carlos Castanheira & Jun Sung Kim – 2011. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Amore Pacific Campus – with Carlos Castanheira & Kim Jong Kyu. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Parque Atlântico – 2005. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

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Winery Mayor – 2007. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Gondomar Sports Complex – 2008. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Santo Ovídio Chapel – 2002. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

 

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Borges & Irmão Bank – 1986. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

 

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Portuguese pavilion for Expo 98 – 1998. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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“Insel Hombroich” Museum – 2009. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

 

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House in South Korea – 2012. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

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Amore Pacific Campus – with Carlos Castanheira & Kim Jong Kyu. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

“The relationship between nature and construction is decisive in architecture. This relationship, a permanent feature of any project, is to me a kind of obsession; it was always decisive in the course of history, and yet, today tends towards gradual extinction.”

 

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Leça da Palmeira Swimming Pool – 1966. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

 

Source: archdaily, deeze

 

 

 

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