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Siza Sings

Fernando Guerra

Murmurs and whispers. Just architectural thinking revealed.


Photographer Fernando Guerra films with an iPhone the Pritzker laureate and world-renowned architect Alvaro Siza in both a typical and informal moment of his everyday work, in his office.

In Guerra's black and white short movie, Siza sings along to the Beatles' "When I'm sixty-four" song while working on a project. Fernando Guerra, a long-term collaborator of Alvaro Siza, aims at capturing an intimate and even playful situation in the activity of the Portuguese architect.

This video allows the spectators to have a quick glimpse at these "fantastic concerts" that sometimes take place in the architect's office, beyond the amazing things that usually happen here.

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Co-author: FG+SG

Portugal 2012
Duration: 3'14''

Selected for CITY VISIONS (Turin; April - October 2012), a series of public talks, conferences, and architecture videos on six dates curated by Image for URBAN CENTER METROPOLITANO.