Siza's manufacturated window in Beires House [099]

In this dwellings A. Siza turns round the courtyard to the main facade. He does so by showing it to the street through a glazed fragmented frontage.

<p>The vegetation is used to put in the shade in the Summer season and to get the sunlight in Winter time, when there are no leaves left.</p>
<p>The glazed facade is fragmented and modulated to reduce prices and to allow the individual use of the tentant of each one of its parts.<br />In&nbsp;the insides, there is a simple curtain that works as a sunlight protective.</p>
General view of the building: 
Place: 
Povoa do Varzim
Portugal
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Architect: 
Photographer: 

Alvaro Siza. Casas 1954-2004. Alessandra Cianchetta/Enrico Molteni. Ed. Gustavo Gili

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Main detail from Álvaro Siza`s Archive

BY: 
LBC