Category: galleries | Country: — June 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Casa das Histórias

The building designed by this year`s Pritzker prize-winner Eduardo Souto de Moura. The award is one of the most prestigious prize for architecture. The exhibition building designated for painting, drawings and posters of internationally-known Portuguese painter and illustrator Paula Rego. The architect created an original museum building made from red concrete. The building houses besides the gallery a shop, a cafeteria and a poly-functional auditorium for up to 200 people.

The design reflects some elements of historical architecture that get a modern look considering natural surroundings of the parcel. The main skyline of the building is formed by four wings of different size and two pyramid-shaped towers. The interior is in typical white contrasting with blue-grey Cansais marble used on flooring. The artist herself chose de Moura to design her museum. De Moura gave in to the inspiration by regional elements, this is his first project when he backed out of the modern abstraction which is dominant in his work. The project of Casa das Histórias has brought a brand new approach on architect`s work in Portuguese as in world architecture.

photos: dezeen.com

3 Comments

  • WHAT IS THIS PIECE OF SHIT?

    Was it designed by an Architectural Student?

    Jay.Bee. Contracting Design-Build
    Design-Build-Renovate-Investigate-Consult

  • WHAT IS THIS PIECE OF SHIT?

    Was it designed by a George Brown Architectural student?

    Jay.Bee. Contracting Design-Build
    Design-Build-Renovate-Investigate-Consult

  • Who the F**k are U “architect 101” ?!
    Show me what you can do and let’s talk about it too…!

Leave a Reply