a temporary gallery has been installed within a mall in lisbon, encouraging visitors to take a break from shopping and take in some unexpected artwork. in developing the design, diogo aguiar studio teamed up with joão jesus arquitectos to create a large white volume within the commercial setting. built from paired styrofoam blocks, the structure sits on a blue carpet inside the city’s colombo centre.

diogo aguiar paula rego
all images © fernando guerra

 

 

the structure, designed by diogo aguiar studio and joão  jesus arquitectos, contains an exhibtion showcasing the work of paula rego — a portuguese visual artist known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. three entrances, oriented in different directions, give access to three different rooms of varying dimensions and proportions. these volumes direct the visitor to the central space where the main work of the exhibition, ‘blue fairy’, is found.

diogo aguiar paula rego
the temporary gallery has been installed within a mall in lisbon

diogo aguiar paula rego
the scheme encourages visitors to take a break from shopping and take in some unexpected artwork

diogo aguiar paula rego
the structure sits on a blue carpet

diogo aguiar paula rego
styrofoam blocks have been used to create the display space

diogo aguiar paula rego
the exhibtion showcases the work of paula rego

diogo aguiar paula rego
visitors are directed to the central space where the main work of the exhibition is found

diogo aguiar paula rego
the large white volume has been installed within a commercial setting

diogo aguiar paula rego
the structure was designed by diogo aguiar studio and joao jesus arquitectos

 

 

project info:

 

architecture: diogo aguiar studio, joão jesus arquitectos
team: diogo aguiar, daniel mudrák + joão jesus, tània costa coll
location: centro colombo, lisbon, portugal
date: june 2017
program: temporary museum
area: 140 sqm
client: a arte chegou ao colombo / sotaart

construction: outros mercadus

photography: fernando guerra

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