Monday, June 22, 2009

back in time: porto (5)

a trip to the Boa Nova Tea House (in Leça da Palmeira just outside Porto),
one of Álvaro Siza's first built projects.
I love the way it is one with the landscape.

the bottom image shows a swimming pool between the rocks, also by Siza, but from 1996.
it was empty, but you could tell it must be amazing with water,
just rocks and concrete and water.

1 comment:

  1. And one more smile!! That's so good to see my city here on your blog! The Casa de Chã (Tea House) is one of my favourite works from Siza Vieira, I love the way he integrate the house and the nature. It's an amazing place!