March 26, 2012, 9:00 pm

Rui Correia haa sent us his photographs of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. The contrasting dark green and blue backgrounds along with the intense shadows accentuate the bright sculpturesque volumes of the building.

Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
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‘The building’s design is fully in keeping with the artist’s wishes, and it was Paul Rego herself who was responsible for the choice of architect. It meets all the requirements for a museum and its various functions, without forgetting the need to give visitors a warm welcome.
‘With the Casa das Histórias, it can be said that Eduardo Souto de Moura has adopted and almost ‘regionalist’ approach, distancing himself from the modern abstractionism that has been a dominant feature of his work. It is, however, an uncritical regionalism, that avoids the sense of ‘resistante’ which lay behind other attempts at the approach in Portugal in the 1980s. In this museum created for Cascais, Souto de Moura associates certain formal devices with a legacy of architectural composition, adopting specific formulas for the building’s insertion in the surrounding area as well as a use of scale which can be easily contextualised in a very specific type of geography.’

Original text: http://casadashistoriaspaularego.com/
PHOTOGRAPHER: Rui Correia, Portugal. ARCHITECT: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Oporto, Portugal. LOCATION: Cascais, Portugal. DESCRIPTION: Cultural / Museum. STATUS: completed. DATE: 2009. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Casa das Histórias Paula Rego
Rui Correia’s images of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura

Rui Correia haa sent us his photographs of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego. The contrasting dark backgrounds and intense shadows accentuate the volumes.

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