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mar 22, 2011

eduardo souto de moura: casa das histórias paula rego

‘casa das histórias paula rego’ by eduardo souto de moura all images courtesy pedro kok photographer: pedro kok

 

 

 

brazilian photographer pedro kok has sent us images of ‘casa das histórias paula rego‘ by portuguese architect eduardo souto de moura in cascais, portugal. completed in 2009, the exhibition building references the local region’s historical architecture in a contemporary way.

elevation image © pedro kok

 

 

 

paying attention to the pre-existing, natural conditions of the site, the design integrates the land and trees into the museum’s aesthetic presence. the exterior surface, finished in a rusty-red coloured concrete, play off the shadow cast by its surrounding, highlighting its subtle strokes and texture. a pair of pyramid-shaped towers anchor the facility’s profile, lending a dramatic identity to the project.

image © pedro kok

 

 

 

four wings of varying heights and sizes are composed around a central display space reserved for temporary exhibitions. in addition to a 200-seat auditorium, the museum hosts a shop, cafe and garden. paved with the local blue-grey marble of cascais, the 750 m2 exhibition space provides a fresh and neutral backdrop to the displayed art.

image © pedro kok

views of the pyramid-shaped towers images © pedro kok

image © pedro kok

image © pedro kok

 


casa das histórias paula rego, cacais, portugal

sketches image courtesy casa das historias paula rego

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