Álvaro Siza Vieira: Current Work

Portuguese architect Siza discusses his Iberê Camargo Museum, which is located in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

December 2, 2013

Recorded on June 18, 2013.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Álvaro Siza Vieira is the most important and influential Portuguese architect of our time. For more than five decades, his work has been internationally recognized for its coherent and thoughtful response to both site and history in context. His architecture, spread across the globe, is lauded for its intuitive, creative drive and innovative spatial experimentation.

Siza presented this lecture on the evolution of his Iberê Camargo Museum in Porto Alegre, Brazil at the Museum of Modern Art. He discusses the solutions he supplied for a challenging and dramatic waterfront site, as well as the pervasive use of natural light throughout the building.

In the video above, watch Siza’s entire lecture, including a thoughtful introduction by Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, and a conversation between Siza and Pedro Gadanho, curator of contemporary architecture at MoMA.

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