Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas

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The Arts Centre is situated on the top of a ravine on the island of Madeira, facing the Atlantic Ocean. Built in local basalt, its texture and colour help the volumes cleft in the rock to blend with the landscape. A project that mimes nature, an abstract sculpture in the rock. The roof is a platform that designs a new point of view, time for a break and contemplation that recovers the slowness of perceiving the landscape, now partly marked by tunnels and motorways. The interior patios create an introverted and silent atmosphere, great beams of light and multiple perforations, permitting sketched views of the landscape. The building recreates the rural intensity and the landscape that surrounds it, a mark on the panorama and an insurmountable reference in the island's architectural scenario.  
Author
Paulo David  
Address
Estrada Simão Gonçalves da Câmara, nº37
Vale de Amores
Calheta
Madeira  
Email
info@centrodasartes.com  
Site
Phone
+ 351 291 820 900  
Timetable
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 13h00 | 14h00 - 18h00  
Location
32º 43.427' N , 17º 10.815' W
Architecture
photography: FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitetura - Fernando Guerra