Organic small shape in the woods… this is not an insolite boutique hotel. Check this out!

These natural forms look like they came out of the ground, blending with the surrounding vegetation. Located in Portugal, next to Paulo Neves’ atelier, they are the reflection of the sculptor’s works. To comply with Neves’ signature, they have been designed without any straight surface.

What hides in them? An art gallery. These tiny shapes are a place for national and international artists’ temporary exhibitions. The inside area is quite tiny, but the entire space has been lined with plaster so that there is a continuous curved surface to support the display of works. Almost floating above the ground, Mato gives the impression of penetrating into an artist’s den.

Petite structure organique dans les bois… ceci n’est pas un boutique-hôtel insolite.

Ces formes naturelles semblent s’élever depuis le sol, en se mélangeant à la végétation environnante. Situées au Portugal, à côté de l’atelier de Paulo Neves, elles sont le reflet des oeuvres du sculpteur. Et afin de refléter pleinement la signature de Neves, elles ont été conçues sans aucune surface droite.

Que cachent-elles? Une galerie d’art. Ces petites structures sont un lieu d’exposition temporaire pour des artistes nationaux et internationaux. L’intérieur est assez restreint, mais tout l’espace a été recouvert de plâtre pour qu’il y ait une surface incurvée continue qui permette l’affichage des œuvres. Flottant au-dessus du sol, Mato donne l’impression de pénétrer dans l’antre d’un artiste.

Place/ MATO, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal

Architect(e)/ FCC Arquitectura

Information/ Architizer

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