Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino

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  • Architect In Charge : Miguel Marcelino
  • Structural Engineering : João Esteves
  • Plumbing Engineering : José Rodrigues
  • Electrical Engineering : Miguel Julião
  • Mechanical Engineering : Mário Silva
  • Landscape Design : Viviana Rodrigues, Miguel Marcelino
  • City : Pinhal Novo
  • Country : Portugal
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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.

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino - Facade
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Plan
Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino - Chair
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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.

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino - Stairs, Windows, Handrail
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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.

Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino - Chair
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Museum of Mechanical Music / Miguel Marcelino - Windows
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Address:Rua dos Alegrias, Quinta do Rei - Arraiados, 1955-281 Pinhal Novo, Portugal

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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

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