as part of an initiative that seeks to bring art closer to people, diogo aguiar studio and joão jesus arquitectos have created a temporary museum that displays work by american pop artist roy lichtenstein. set within a shopping center in lisbon, the design team sought to create a less conventional exhibition space, ‘away from the logic of the white and abstract cube’. instead, the architects looked to explore a greater relationship between container and content, believing that it could contribute to greater public involvement and a better understanding of the works.

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
all images © fernando guerra

 

 

three planes define the exhibition space, which is accessible from three points. the art works are presented on curved walls of corrugated and perforated black metal, which simultaneously complement and contrast the various pieces. ‘taking as a reference the colors used by the artist in his artworks, the linoleum floor and the articulated luminaires assume the lemon-yellow color, contributing to give a pop aesthetic to the temporary exhibition space,’ explains diogo aguiar and joão jesus, who previously completed another temporary exhibition space within the same venue.

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the initiative seeks to bring art closer to people

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the temporary museum displays work by american artist roy lichtenstein

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the installation is set within a shopping center in lisbon

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the design team sought to create an unconventional exhibition space

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
three planes define the exhibition space, which is accessible from three points

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the color of the floor references the artist’s bold use of yellow

roy lichtenstein temporary museum lisbon
the art works are presented on curved walls of corrugated and perforated black metal

 

 

project info:

 

architecture: diogo aguiar studio + joão jesus arquitectos
team: diogo aguiar, daniel mudrák, joão oliveira + joão jesus, cristina peres, blanca velilla
location: centro colombo, lisbon, portugal
date: june 2018
program: temporary museum
area: 150 sqm / 1,615 sqf
client: sonae sierra / state of the art
construction: unveil
photography: fernando guerra