Step inside a magical mirrored pavilion at Porto’s Serralves Museum

A novel artwork set up has gone on show on the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal for a restricted time solely, that enables friends to enter a camouflaged pavilion that’s coated in mirrors, creating the phantasm that it disappears into its personal picturesque environment.

The Liquid Pavilion on the Serralves Museum. Image by Jose Campos

Commissioned by the Serralves Foundation and designed by Porto-based architect agency depA, the goal of the Liquid Pavilion mission was to make use of each the museum constructing and the Serralves Park as uncooked supplies to create a singular construction that would host a movie known as O peixe by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade. Open till February, guests are free to discover and enter the set up as a part of the expertise.

The pavilion's design was based on structural elements from the Museum.
The pavilion’s design was primarily based on structural parts from the Museum. Image by Jose Campos

Corresponding to one of many attribute design options of the museum, a bow window with hexagonal shapes, the Liquid Pavilion acts as an appropriate house and form for the projection of the movie. Sitting on the sting of a lake, the darkish glass mirrors the reflection of the water, in addition to the dense inexperienced foliage throughout it. “The project creates a very interesting, mysterious experience for visitors as they walk around it, and a very strong connection with the video projection inside. The aim was to blur the museum’s borders, and we decided to create an indirect relationship with it by extracting the pavilion’s plan from the Museum layout,” Carlos Azevedo of depA informed Lonely Planet Travel News.

The pavilion was created to host the film O peixe by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade.
The pavilion was created to host the movie O peixe by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade. Image by Jose Campos

Opened in 1999, the Serralves Museum consists of numerous numerous, dynamic areas designed to supply flexibility for exhibitions and occasions. One of the foremost museums for up to date artwork in Portugal, it’s located within the grounds of the Serralves Estate, which contains of a giant, 18-hectare park and woodland that the home to roughly 200 species of crops.

More data on visiting is on the market on the official web site.

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