quarta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2015

Casa da Música (House of Music) | Porto, Portugal

Casa da Música is a concert hall space in Oporto which was designed by the dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It was inaugurated in April 2005 and cost around 100 million euros. 
It is a very unusual building from it's "curtain" shaped windows to the gold leaf wood grain pattern in the larger auditorium (it has two auditoriums one smaller than the other and a rooftop restaurant). 
Its design is acclaimed worldwide and compared to buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain by Frank Gehry, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany. It was considered by the architecture critic of the "New York Times" as "one of the most important concert halls built in the last 100 years".

As seen in the last picture, the floor on the outside is very irregular and is often used by skateboarders to perform their tricks.

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