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Design/Architecture Briefing

— Global


The new Museum of Art and Archeology in Portugal's Côa Valley, plus other projects and players to watch.

Furniture, Holland, Japan, Norway, Portugal, UK

Exhibit A

Portugal [MUSEUM]

Tucked into a hilltop in northeastern Portugal’s Côa Valley – an area, filled with Paleolithic rock carvings, that’s been called “Man’s first land art” – is the Museum of Art and Archeology of the Côa Valley, the first major commission of Camilo Rebelo, working in conjunction with fellow Portuguese architect Tiago Pimentel. The museum’s stone façade and vertical window slits let natural light enter the exhibition spaces; public areas are in a glass space tucked under the main volume. “I was on site at midday while des…


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