Casa da Música Oporto / stgo.es / 2009

Casa da Música Oporto / stgo.es / 2009


Footnotes

The circulation picks up on OMA’s recently completed Berlin embassy (Ellen van Loon was OMA’s project director for both projects), which has a similar “promenade architecturale” revealing views of the city as you process around it. However, whereas in Berlin the route is expressed on the facade of the building, here it is completely contained within the tent-like enclosure of concrete, with flush windows preserving the integrity of the form. The episodic feeling is provided by the use of decoration (tiles adorn the walls of many of the smaller spaces) and by the curious forms generated by the geometry of the concrete envelope. This envelope is also obsessively expressed on the interior. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Casa da Musica / Kieran Long / ICON 024 / June 2005


Official Trailer for REM Documentary / Tomas Koolhaas / 2013

Official Trailer for REM Documentary / Tomas Koolhaas / 2013

Le Silence de la Casa da Musica / Nathalie Fontaine-Pham / 2009

Le Silence de la Casa da Musica / Nathalie Fontaine-Pham / 2009