Tony Fretton on Gowan and Siza
Thursday 23 March 2017, 6pm

Gowan Low Cost Housing cover

Thursday 23 March 2017, 6pm
Architectural Association School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

James Gowan and Álvaro Siza: Housing and the City

Gallery Talk: Tony Fretton

Tony Fretton's gallery talk responds to the AA & Drawing Matter exhibition: James Gowan and Álvaro Siza: Housing and the City.

The exhibition offers a close comparative reading of the design process within four housing projects by James Gowan (1923–2015) and Álvaro Siza (b. 1933). Particular reference is made to the specific architectural problems that confronted both architects when addressing the typologies of stacked maisonettes and terraced houses in the decades after 1963. Gowan is represented by his designs for Greenwich and East Hanningfield, and Siza by Bouça, Porto and Vila Viçosa in the Alentejo.


Please note: Places are limited so please email: [email protected] if you would like to attend.