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Entrance view of Paula Rego Museum, Cascais, Portugal. 

The twin chimneys of the Casa das Historias.

The building is made from concrete that is coloured to reflect local terracotta.

The twin chimneys are inspired by chimneys at Sintra Palace.

Positive Negative. The concrete is shuttered with planks of timber in a herringbone pattern.

This beautiful building which opened in 2009 was designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and is called Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / Paula Rego – House of Stories. The twin chimneys of the Casa das Historias are inspired by chimneys at Sintra Palace and made from concrete that is coloured to reflect local terracotta, and shuttered with planks of timber in a herringbone pattern. Did concrete ever look so good?

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Photography  © Quintin Lake, 2011

Detail of cast concrete Hollyhock motif on the western facade of Hollyhock House, Los Angeles designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: Quintin Lake

The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House,sits at the centre of in Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood, California, California was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright 1919–1921. Like the Charles Ennis House, executed later, this house illustrates Wright’s fascination with the stylised forms of  pre-Columbian architecture, in this case Mayan temples. Wright called the style rather disingenuously California Romanza. The stylised patterns of hollyhocks repeated in cast concrete and the window design was due to the Aline Barnsdall’s fondness for the flower. The building was restored after undergoing extensive damage from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

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