AADD House / Helder de Carvalho

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Location: , Portugal
Collaborators: Carla Zuzarte, Cláudio Ferreira, Michael Ferreira, Sérgio Azevedo, Sidónio de Jesus
Engineering: Jasmim Reis
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Campos

AD Classics: Santa Maria Church de Canaveses / Alvaro Siza

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As is true with most old churches in Portugal, retaining walls, flights of stairs and large forecourts are designed around a building to help maintain it’s distance from its surroundings. This general strategy is at play in in Marco de Canaveses, where Alvaro Siza makes use of the sloping site and lifting the building on a 4m high plateau.

More on Alvaro Siza and this classic church after the break.