Mimesis Museum

January 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

© FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

Portuguese Photographer Fernando Guerra is featuring on his website a really interesting report with a great deal of documentation of one of the latest works from the Portuguese Master Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The Mimesis Museum is a very minimalistic yet complex-shaped Museum in Paju Book City, South Korea. The building is incredibly detailed in all its aspects, from floors to ceilings, from its interior to the exterior, in a way that only Siza is able to do.

© FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

Mimesis Museum has a flowing concrete form that wraps around a central courtyard, and was inspired by a sketch of a cat that Siza drew upon arriving at the site. The interior has whitewashed walls and ceilings, and marble and timber floors on the ground and first floor respectively. The exterior is pale grey concrete punctuated by steel-framed windows.

For full information on this building be sure to check Fernando Guerra’s website.


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