Museum - Act - Construction Site

architects Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
project MUDE, Lisabon Design and Fashion Museum, Lisabon, Portugal
written by Rui Mendes


Installation and temporary character


This project, which includes the mude Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum, is a temporary installation. This feature of the project has proved to be a very operative and conciliatory drive for various conditions present there: a wonderful empty space and modern building that was abandoned as a ruin, built according to the Pombaline matrix of illuminist design. Using this new moment and programme in order to continue experimentation, in terms of material and aesthetics, with this act-construction site, the project defines certain manner of fixing the image as a work in progress.