House of the Arts – Portugal Building

House of the Arts, Miranda do Corvo Building, Portugal Cultural Development, Portuguese Architecture

House of the Arts, Portugal

Portuguese Cultural Building – design by Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)

3 Oct 2013

Casa Artes Portugal

Design: Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)

Location: Miranda do Corvo, Portugal

This bright red building disintegrates the traditional distinction between walls and roofs, using detailing, material and colour as tools to achieve this. The architects have tried to set up a dialogue with the surrounding roofscape and the hills beyond. It reminds me a little of the Paula Rêgo Museum in Portugal by Eduardo Souto de Moura, however here there is less texture. The warm colour is also reminiscent of the pink Vidago Palace Spa in Porto by Álvaro Siza Vieira.

House of the Arts Portugal
photograph : Joao Morgado

House of the Arts Portugal

House of the Arts in Miranda do Corvo expresses the meeting between two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape marked by the Lousã Mountains.

The building features a contemporary and volumetrically expressive language. The sloping roofs establish a dialogue with the geometry of the mountain landscape, in an analogy to the village rooftops. The dynamism achieved through the continuity between façades and roof is accented by a strong red colour, emphasizing its design and highlighting the building through the surrounding landscaped area vegetation.

House of the Arts Portugal
photograph : Joao Morgado

More than a building, the Casa das Artes pretends to be an iconic landmark, celebrating the place where people meet, where culture and art happens, a space capable of promoting and stimulating creative activity, increasing the population quality of life.

House of the Arts Portugal
photograph : Joao Morgado

House of the Arts – Building Information

Architecture: FAT – Future Architecture Thinking
Location: Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
Client: Municipality of Miranda do Corvo
Photo: João Morgado – Architecture Photography
Text: “FAT – Future Architecture Thinking”

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