Siza x Siza is the result of a long publishing project, in which the own Alvaro Siza chooses 6 works of between more than 400 realized ones during his professional life, more than 60 years. The architect in a deep interview at the expense of Carlos Seoane, explains the reasons of the selection as well as a great quantity of reflections on multitude of topics. 157 photographies compose the photographic article of six works that Juan Rodríguez has never realized in sole right for this edition, as well as the careful reproduction of 124 drawings to hand of the own Alvaro Siza, many of them before published.
The present book also possesses texts written for this book – honoring, of Eduardo Souto de Moura, Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa and David Cohn.
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Pilgrim’s scallop was born in Matosinhos in 1933. He studied Architecture in the University of the Art school of Oporto between 1949 and 1955. His first constructed work is of 1954. He was a teacher in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto, the city where he exercises his profession. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; it is Honorary Fellow of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects); member of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten); it is Honorary FAIA of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), member of the Académie d’Architecture of France, of the Royal Swedish Academy of Dies Arts, of the IAA (International Academy of Architecture), of the National Geographic Portugal, honorary partner and honorary member of the Association of the Portuguese Architects, member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, honorary teacher of the Southeast University China and of the China Academy of Art, and honorary member of the Academy of the Schools of Architecture and Urbanism of the Portuguese Language.
Juan Rodríguez, A Coruña 1960
In 1976 it begins his activity photographic that prompt he reconciles with the studies of Architecture. Since then it has an intense photographic activity as author and publisher. He is a founding partner of the publishing Labirinto de Paixons and A. Mag. Parallel to the publishing work, his personal work has appeared in multitude of individual and collective exhibitions and is present in different museums and multiple public and private collections.
Arquitecto y urbanista por la Universidad de Santiago, 1987.Máster de Arquitectura por la Universidad de Columbia, Nueva York, 1991.Profesor en la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Coruña, 1996-presente.Premio COAG Rehabilitación 2005, premio Juana de Vega 2010, premio COAG Equipamientos 2015 Director de la Fundación Compostela Arquitectura. Director del programa internacional de arquitectura: COMPOSTELAs, 2010-2015. Coautor de los libros: FCI, Facultad de Periodismo, Dos puntos: Fundación Ibêre Camargo.