Eliana Tomaz

In Portugal, With Love - Porto

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For Porto’s post, I’ve decided to share my two favorite contemporary spaces: Casa da Música and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. They’re both iconic buildings designed by iconic architects. The first by Rem Koolhaas and the following by Álvaro Siza. Get inspired…

Casa da Música.The building - The icon.
(the scale between human body and building is amazing)

Engaging space.

Casa da Música surroundings.

Reflections on surroundings.

Some of Koolhaas' interior spaces are covered in traditional Portugueses hand-painted tiles.

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.

Siza's architecture is truly poetic. One of my favorite shots.

In perspective to the Museum's collection.


Museum's Garden.

Serralves Villa constitutes an important extension of the Museum of Contemporary Art, reserved for presentation of temporary exhibitions.
Originally designed as a private residence, the Villa – which is a unique example of Art Deco architecture – and the park – inspired by the modernists – were commissioned by the second Count of Vizela, Carlos Alberto Cabral. The building was constructed on the outskirts of Oporto between 1925 and 1944.
In both architectural and landscape terms, the property constitutes a notable and harmonious complex – a unique building in Portugal and Europe. In view of their important architectural interest, the buildings at Serralves were jointly classified as a “Building of Public Interest” in 1996 - Serralves.

Villa's Garden.

Richard Serra's Installation.

PS – Porto is a fantastic City Break.
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