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Álvaro Siza, 1999 - 2004

For the setting up of the monographic exhibition dedicateci to Alvaro Siza at the Basilica Palladiana in 1999. Alvaro Siza and UniFor designed a table ac­companied by a seat. In the Basilica Palladiana·s ar­chitectural setting, the table, intended for the display of models., fits in according to specific scale ratios and allows the easy aggregation of components.

Design Álvaro Siza, 1999 - 2004

The Régua series was expanded by a closed shelf bo­okcase with doors between 2002 and 2005. With the Régua series. Siza imagined an essential, functional, yet warm and welcoming office.


2001/2005 IF International Forum Design “Product Design Award”
2004 EIMU Work&Emotion Human Touch Category
2008 Recommended for the Compasso D’Oro ADI 21st Edition


Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira (1933) was born in Matosinhos, Portugal. He studied at the School of Architecture in Porto, where, towards the end of the 1950s, he opened his own firm. A visiting professor at prestigious international universities from the mid-1960s, he later devoted his teaching activities entirely to the faculty of architecture at the University of Porto. Among the numerous buildings he has designed are the Portugal Pavilion for Expo ‘98 in Lisbon, together with Eduardo Souto de Moura, the residential complex Bonjour Tristesse in Berlin, and renovation projects in the Chiado quarter of Lisbon.

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Álvaro Siza

“Architects don’t invent anything; they transform reality.”

Álvaro Siza