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  7. Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino

  • 05:00 - 19 January, 2017
Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino
Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino, © Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino

© Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino © Archive Miguel Marcelino + 17

  • Structural Engineering

    João Esteves
  • Plumbing Engineering

    José Rodrigues
  • Electrical Engineering

    Miguel Julião
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mário Silva
  • Landscape Design

    Viviana Rodrigues + Miguel Marcelino
  • General Contractor

    Magnokbilding
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino
Plan
Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The museum consists of a completely closed, opaque and abstract box. Just the main façade has a concavity that marks the entrance of the building. It houses a private colection of mechanical music boxes.

© Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino

The organization is cruciform, around a central patio, that distributes to the buildings four sides. In one side there is the lobby, that works as a vertical distribution space, and to the other sides are three galleries of varying sizes. The transition between each of these four spaces is done through four antechambers.

© Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino

The result is a box that seen outside looks very elementary, but whose interior dismantle this simplicity: exploring long diagonal perspectives that open as spaces are crossed - letting us see glimpses of galleries in a game of spatial seduction that seeks to maintain the curiosity of the visitor from the beginning to the end of the visit.

© Archive Miguel Marcelino
© Archive Miguel Marcelino
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Cite: "Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino" 19 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803340/museum-of-mechanical-music-miguel-marcelino/> ISSN 0719-8884