Casa Manuel Magalhães [Manuel Magalhães house], Porto, Portugal (1967-1971)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Casa Manuel Magalhães [Manuel Magalhães house], Porto, Portugal (1967-1971)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 163 drawings (including 35 reprographic copies)
    117 photographic materials
    0.09 linear metres of textual records
Scope and content:

This project series documents the Casa Manuel Magalhães in Porto, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 29/60; in the past the office identified the project as number 119. The office assigned the dates 1967-1971 for this project.

The project consisted of a concrete house located on Avenida dos Combatentes in Porto. There was no direct opening to the street and the building was surrounded by a cement wall. Client Manuel Magalhães commissioned the house as a rental home, but became personally involved during the construction and decided to move in with his family. In 2001, Siza designed an intercom for the house.

Documenting this project are sketches, studies, plans, elevations, and details. Photographs, negatives, and slides document the site and building work. Textual documentation includes correspondence with the city of Porto, Manuel Magalhães and Fernando Teixeira Rodrigues.
Reference number:


Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.

Porto Portugal

Language of material:
  • Portuguese

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