Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Praia do Leca, Portugal






Will someone please save this beach pavillion! It was designed by Alvaro Siza in the 1950s in Praia do Leca a seaside town outside of Porto Portugal. It is exquisite, the photos don't do it justice. The large concrete swimming pools are set into the ocean and the bathhouse is nestled in the rocks on the shoreline. The oxidized copper roof melts into the sea as the waves crash over the pools. It is sublime, discreet architecture that needs to be restored.

1 comment:

EPHEMERALTHING said...

... gracias, por el piropo.
veo que hablas español, ... debe ser algo hermoso esa piscina artificial creada por Siza. Estuve un verano en Azores, qué maravilla!, las piscinas naturales, y tambien las artificiales, eran fantásticas.
Supongo que ese "beach pavillion" debe tener tambien una parte dentro del mar, o no?
Para poder nadar sin que el feroz Atlántico se te trague.