CHARLATAN PAVILION
Mobile pavilion of optical wonders
Casa da Imagem
V.N. Gaia, 2013

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Casa da Imagem, a "cultural center for practice and artistic education devoted to image research", comitioned us a mobile pavilion do fit its courtyard, the urban square in front of it or to travel around the country. Being devoted to the study and education through images and due to its mobile nature, we set ourselves to design a carnival-like portable pavilion housing optical tricks and illusions such as an Ames room and distorting mirrors. The inside, having a sloped floor necessary for the illusions effect could also be used as a small auditorium for talks and storytelling.