Joao Alvaro Rocha: Architectures 1988-2001

Author(s): Francesco Craca


This lavishly illustrated volume follows the first ten years of Rocha's architectural productivity and depicts over 30 projects from 1990 through 2001. The book is divided into categories: single-family dwellings, social housing complexes, services, public and urban projects. These include his Patio houses, Portuguese Institute of Telecommunications, National Laboratory for Veterinary Investigation, and private homes. Rocha's work is characterized by rigorous and ascetic design. His interior and exterior spaces flow into vertical and horizontal planes which intersect to create harmonious and linear structures. Rocha's ability to combine modern architectural language with traditional materials, such as wood and visible stone textures, enables him to create buildings which live in harmony with their surrounding nature. A wonderful visual resource, a study guide and collectors item for art students, architects and modern art aficionados.

Name stamp to lower edges

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9788884911131
  • : Skira Editore
  • : Skira Editore
  • : 0.96
  • : August 2003
  • : 210mm X 210mm X 20mm
  • : Italy
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francesco Craca
  • : Paperback
  • : Italian; English
  • : very good
  • : 240
  • : 150 illus