Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Alvaro Siza + Global Arquitectura Paisagista (João Gomes da Silva) - Camillians Study Center, Ceide, Portugal

“What I appreciate and look for most in architecture is clarity and simplism. Simplicity and simplism are known to be opposites, just as unity and diversity are not. Simplicity results from the control of complexity and the contradictions of any programme [...] Complexity and internal contradictions - external, also, when a new structure is confronted with what preceded and what surrounds it, taking on a not necessarily predictable destiny. For this reason, the more character a building has and the clearer its form, the more flexible its vocation.” Alvaro Siza

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