Álvaro Siza Vieira: A Pool in the Sea

Kenneth Frampton, Vincent Mentzel

This book documents a unique experience of a journey by Álvaro Siza Vieira, Vincent Mentzel and Kenneth Frampton to the early work of Siza in Porto. The book includes a conversation between Kenneth Frampton and Alvaro Siza and photos by Vincent Mentzel.

Álvaro Siza’s ‘Tidal Swimming Pool’ has been highlighted by critics as a significant mark in the architect’s career, from a time when he had still not reached full international notoriety. The 60s witnessed the design and construction of this building, which was to be of service to the general public, providing a better enjoyment of the sea and the sun at the beach of Leça da Palmeira.

Actar Publishers & Illinois Institute College of Architecture Press / editors: Wiel Arets, Vedran Mimica, Lluís Ortega / authors: Kenneth Frampton, Vincent Mentzel / 170×240 / 92p / EN / design: Mainstudio, Edwin van Gelder, Michael Mueller / isbn: 978-1-948765-03-9

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