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Domus

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Arata Isozaki
 
location A Coruņa
function museum
contributed by Condemartinez

Domus, la Casa del Hombre (Museum of Mankind) is a museum located in A Coruņa, Galicia, on the coastal road that unites Riazor Beach with the city centre. It sits between the cliffs and some mid-sized housing blocks, vestiges of the town-planning boom of the 1970s. The ocean faįade is created from prefabricated concrete sheets, 2,61 metres wide and 16 metres tall. Curved according to a clothoid line, they give one the impression of having been affected by violent waves and ocean winds. This conjunction creates a gigantic but simple plane 94 metres wide. The opposite faįade is composed of a double wall of Galician granite, each sheet being 21 centimetres thick. It is 10 metres high, and shaped to form a screen. The interior is characterised by a sense of spatial continuity felt both vertically and horizontally. The exhibition spaces, exposed to a void of immense proportions, are located over irregular platforms interconnected by a series of ramps.

 

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Domus
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Calle de Santa Teresa 1
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http://www.casaciencias.org/domus/
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