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Pedestrian Rhythms: Álvaro Siza’s Swimming Pools at Leça da Palmeira

David Leatherbarrow

David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught architectural design, history, and theory since 1984. He lectures widely and holds guest professorships in Denmark and China. His previous publishing includes 20th Century Architecture, Architecture Oriented Otherwise, Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, and On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building Time : Architecture, Event, and Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...This ceaseless rush of shadows and shades, that, like the fantastic rush of clouds cast darkly upon the waters on a windy day, fly past us to fall headlong before an implacable horizon.Álvaro Siza, Leça da Palmeira, Porto, showers and rear...

World Rhythms: Álvaro Siza’s Swimming Pools at Leça da Palmeira

David Leatherbarrow

David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught architectural design, history, and theory since 1984. He lectures widely and holds guest professorships in Denmark and China. His previous publishing includes 20th Century Architecture, Architecture Oriented Otherwise, Topographical Stories, Surface Architecture (with Mohsen Mostafavi), Uncommon Ground, Roots of Architectural Invention, and On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building Time : Architecture, Event, and Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Rhythm in the ancient sense is, at the moral and aesthetic level, the bridle which is placed on passion.Álvaro Siza, Leça da Palmeira Pools, Porto, shore. Photograph David Leatherbarrow.The forces at play in and around Álvaro Siza...

Spaces Of Healing In Early Modern Portuguese Empire

Health And Architecture : The History Of Spaces Of Healing And Care In The Pre-Modern Era

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Research on hospital buildings and sites in the Western world has shown how, throughout the early modern period, the typology of edifices, architectural styles, and their location changed according to various historical contexts. From...