Casa Fez is a new development built by the well known Portuguese architect Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira. He is the the son of Álvaro Siza Vieira, probably Portugal’s greatest and well known architect – winner of the 1992 Pritzker Prize and the 1988 Alvar Aalto Medal. The son, Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira, was born in 1962 and is a graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Escola do Porto. He is most prominently known for his Casa Tolo in northern Portugal, and designed Casa Fez for his personal use
The house is characterised by an abundance of natural light, which interplays nicely with the use of wooden floors. The windows are also all unadorned, giving the project a clean aesthetic feeling which is not too dissimilar to a modern art museum or gallery. In some ways perhaps the project lacks a homely fee, perhaps it is something which is better admired from a distance rather than admired through use? What do you think?