Álvaro Siza. Disegni e maquettes
15 October 13
Politecnico di Milano Spazio Mostre Guido Nardi Milano, 2013
On occasion of the Honorary Degree in Architecture conferred by the Politecnico di Milano on the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, an exhibition was held with projects by the Portuguese master.
In addition to five works illustrated through sketches and maquettes, the itinerary included photographs specially made for the exhibition by Marco Introini, as well as a tribute to the photographer Gabriele Basilico, with some of his photographs displayed adjacent to drawings by Siza Vieira. Gabriele Basilico worked with UniFor for many years. In the early 1980s he began collaborating with the company on important exhibitions and a number of publications. Their joint encounter with Siza Vieira took place more recently, toward the end of the 1990s, on occasion of the large anthological review devoted to the architect, hosted in the Palladian Basilica in Vicenza. This experience led to the creation of the Régua table and chair, designed and manufactured precisely for that exhibition and also used for this latest event.