Museum of Mechanical Music

22 / 12 / 2016
www.marcelino.pt
Arquitectura: Miguel Marcelino
Localização: Arraiados, Pinhal Novo, Palmela, Portugal
Cliente: Luís Cangueiro
Fotografias: © Archive Miguel Marcelino
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 collection of mechanical music boxes.

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.

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.