The museum houses
Museum houses

The museum houses are located beside the Museum of Luz and integrated in the context of the new village, the lake and unusual surroundings. Dwelling as well as working spaces, the houses are also a place of leisure.

Homesteading of Birds

At the far western end of the new village of Light, ‘Homesteading of Birds’ challenges the passing of time. Adjacent to the road which used to connect the old village and Mourão, ‘Homesteading’ is now perched along the lake’s horizon, potentiating the physical communication between the museum and the water mirror.

The house of ‘Monte dos Pássaros’ consists of a living area — including kitchen, the hearth, and an oven — with an ample stables, complete with a long schist manger. Outside, the enclosed pen adds a striking note, as it now descends upon the lake waters.

The manger room may be used as a leisure space by members of the public, whilst it also integrates the Museu da Luz Residencies programme as a venue for working and living, and also as a workshop.

The house, recently rehabilitated is now visitable within the museum's circuit.+

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House of Village

Situated at the heart of the village, in street of Mound, the village house is typical of the architectural scheme to replace the homes in the submerged village.

This house invites one to experience village life. With its whitewashed façade, decorated with blue bands, schist flooring and painted wood fittings, the house features three twin rooms and a tripple room, two bathrooms and a spatious kitchen, besides the large backyard which blends in with the other yards in the village.

The house is aimed at being used by artists, curators, researchers and other professionals working with the museum +.

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