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Leça Swimming Pools by Álvaro Siza Vieira
“Yes it’s a swimming pool, but not just any old pool; Álvaro Siza’s complex of tidal pools at Matoshinos, laconic concrete striations in the rocky topography, a combination of rigour and pleasure, doing just enough to fluff up nature without going overboard. Proper modern and proper gorgeous. None of your glutinous English seaside sentimentality here.” – Catherine Slessor.