In the book, three, never-before-seen, housing projects are shown, through details and construction processes. From a technical point of view, it is the most useful publication, the most demanding, detailed and the one that most and best reveals Siza’s unique genius. It is an absolutely essential book, from a technical and methodological point of view, for understanding his way of thinking, his profound dedication, and his unique talent.
Throughout his entire career – Siza has never provided a complete project in AutoCAD, editable dwg format. In our case, he provided three.
For the first time, House Details asked an architect for permission to explicitly say that we had updated his technical drawings. Siza, generously, allowed us to disclose that he “authorized us to make changes to the drawings so that they correspond to the constructed project (as built)”. It would be impossible for the team of architects at House Details, to have a greater honour. We are deeply grateful to Siza for the utmost confidence he had in our team and for having enriched us so much and in so many different ways during this process that lasted over three years and took many thousands of hours of work (4052 hours).