Casa das Mudas
A mineral and sophisticated platform underneath the Casa das Mudas covers the whole museological complex. To sculpt this platform proposes a functional duality. Firstly the design of a viewpoint, time to pause and contemplate, recuperating the slow speed of the reading of the landscape, now partly broken by the creation of tunnels and motorway structures. Then, to provide a vast museological programme that attributed a new validity to the island. A vitreous patio organises and denounces the programme. In its interior the patios and pathways cut, burrow and link all the functions, going against the environment at certain times, vertically in relation to the mountain and horizontally to the sea.
Architect Paulo David