Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Casa das Histórias


Paula Rego's 'House of Stories', a new museum at Cascais (2009) designed by Eduardo Souto Moura.

She's the most famous living portuguese female painter, shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1989 and awarded the Degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the Oxford University in 2005.

29 comments:

brattcat said...

Such an unusual design. I'm so curious about the interior.

B SQUARED said...

Very different and very interesting.

Sharon said...

A very distinctive building. And, very photographic.

Anya said...

Looks almost a building from Egypte ;))))
I like it ....

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Architecture like this shouts out to stop, take a look and come inside. Perfect for a museum.

Steffe said...

A different architecture for sure.

Marie-Noyale said...

How is the light in this Museum,I wonder?..
Does the pyramid top allows the day light.

Jarart said...

Very unusual building and artwork. The shape of the place does seem to draw you inside.

JM said...

Marie-Noyale,
Altough you don't see a single window from the outside, there is a lot of daylight inside, but I don't remember if the pyramid tops are made of glass or not... You can check it here (official site): http://www.casadashistoriaspaularego.com/index_en.html#/edificio/galeria/interior/

JM said...

P.S. Yes, there is daylight coming from the top of the pyramids! I've just checked... :-)))

Lois said...

It is amazing! I wish you could get some inside pictures.

Kate said...

The new museum is a terrific addition, I imagine. The architecture is unusual and very attractive.

Cezar and Léia said...

I will check the interior view, I love this modern idea, this artist is really great,I'm very interested!
Léia

Mo said...

Understandibly no pictures inside. Copyright is so hard to protect. Very interesing building though

VP said...

I like the unusual shape of the museum and her paintings. I have to find something more about her!

Jacob said...

Excellent shots of a very unique and interesting building. She evidences a very creative mind. I can imagine it is quite unusual and beautiful inside, also.

maiaT said...

Interesting architecture and excellent photos. It is hard to tell from the picture but the angle of the pyramids doesn't seam to be the right one for the pyramid effect.
I've checked the link for the interior but I am sure it is more interesting to see it live.
I agree with you, the artist's works from your previous post are sinister.

joo said...

It's such an unusual building - really interesting place and artist!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very interesting work by Paula Rego. I'm grateful to be introduced to her - thank you.

I will definitely visit this museum the next time I am in Portugal and I'm able to get out of my mother's village! My last few visits have been for the purpose of spending time with her, which fine as she is a wonderful lady and loving mentor.

J Bar said...

Great building. Unusual architecture.
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T. Becque said...

An unusual building, perfect for art.

Hilda said...

I thought you'd begun posting your travel photos here too. ;)

Funky pyramids.

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Serline said...

Interesting architecture. Wonder what the influences were, the pyramids?

Dina said...

Love that building!
We seem to be seeing more and more pyramids in modern architecture, in Israel too.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! What an interesting building design. I would like to see it up close too. MB

tapirgal said...

It's a neat looking building, and it shows nicely in the setting (2nd photo). I always admire an artist who can draw well, and she is certainly one.

Dean Grey said...

Very primitive looking.

Not sure I like that pinkish color though!

-Dean

AB said...

Fascinating architecture!