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Memory Museum / Mario Figueroa + Carlos Dias + Lucas Fehr

  • 01:00 - 26 January, 2010
Memory Museum / Mario Figueroa + Carlos Dias + Lucas Fehr
Memory Museum / Mario Figueroa + Carlos Dias + Lucas Fehr, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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From the architect. Sao Paulo based practice Estudio America recently completed the new Memory Museum in the cultural district of Matucana in Santiago, Chile.

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© Nico Saieh

Interesting combination, as the Sao Paulo architecture scene has a strong heritage from Brazilian architects Oscar Niemeyer, Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, and other architects from the modern movement. The result? A pure volume, on which every effort has been put into the structure, cantilevering between two ponds on which a line of shadow on the base make the volume gravitate. Finishes are simple, with no pretension.

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Under the volume, a big shadow welcomes visitors, who pass by a small lobby before entering the triple-height inside the container, with the different exhibition spaces. Circulations go on the perimeter, from where the perforated copper skin offers a perfect view of the outside.

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rocha · May 30, 2013

not nice to copy someonelse work !

I, Architect. · March 18, 2012

#iaflash #Memory #Museum #Estudio #America #contemporary #architecture

Stefano Passamonti · March 18, 2012

#Memory #Museum #Estudio #America #contemporary #architecture

Matheus · September 21, 2010

Memory Museum / Estudio America | ArchDaily via @archdaily

CRISTIAN · June 08, 2010

treeesss :(

Isa · February 03, 2010
Yorik van Havre · February 03, 2010

A Chilean MASP? Excellent project, though... #archdaily

Scott Roschi · January 28, 2010

Memory Museum in the cultural district of Matucana in Santiago, Chile. / Estudio America | ArchDaily -

Miko · January 28, 2010

Memory Museum / Estudio America:

Fosterito · January 28, 2010

I agree, the exterior is better. The interior was kind of ok until I saw the suspended ceiling... so XX century!
An exposed concrete ceiling with coordinated services would have been much nicer and contributed to the "mausoleum" atmosphere (we have to also realise what this building commemorates). Don't think that ceiling was well thought, you would use it maybe in an office but not in a building of this kind. Other than that the building appears correct in the pictures, although I know there is a back elevation that is not shown and I know why...
By the way the skin material is a copper mesh as far as I am aware..

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Sungjin · January 28, 2010

Estudio America - Memory Museum #chofang

neil andrew · January 28, 2010

Gorgeous new Memory Museum in Sao Paulo

Home Decor News · January 28, 2010

Memory Museum / Estudio America

Arquitetura Anhembi · January 28, 2010

RT @archdaily: A new museum in Chile:

solimar isaac · January 27, 2010

RT @andreeisen: Museu da Memória, Chile. Inaugurado este mês, projeto do escritório paulista Estudio America . DEMAIS

O. ARQUITECTOS SRS · January 27, 2010

RT @archdaily: A new museum in Chile:

Jude · January 27, 2010

The exterior is in fact much better than the interior.
The exterior has a strong volume (in my opinion the structure could be more simple). The interior os ok... has nothing special... materials, or anything...
It is good to have a brazilian project in a foreigner country soil.
Carlos Dias is a great architect!

stern griffith · January 27, 2010

WOW, that structure looks amazing! Anybody knows what the skin material is?
Great photos

alonso · December 07, 2010 08:51 PM

mmmm i'm think is rusty cooper :D

Bob Mang · January 27, 2010

The interior space is not very proportional to the whole block. that 2 galeries are killing the central space, that could be more monumental taking advantage of the generous space that the building occupies. Mendes da Rocha is a clear reference, specially the landscape (the best part of this project) that reminds the Sculpture Museum.

fernando · January 27, 2010

cada vez que veo un memorial o algun edificio conmemorativo no se si ponerme nostalgico o agradecer lo bueno que se puede sacar de estos lamentables hechos, saludos archdaily


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