Situated next to the Tagus river, Lisbon's MAAT museum features a walk-able rooftop terrace with a geometric design that combines both the city and the river. Photographer Joel Filipe explored the building's white-tiled facade in his photo series which illustrates the delicate and impressionable nature of the structure.
The roof is an example of immersive architecture, acting as a communal space during the day, and hosting community activities like movie screenings at night. The rooftop dips down, touching the ground and pays homage to the neighboring water. The building's design capitalizes on natural shadows and light to create effects that are reminiscent of rippling water, or an incoming wave.
The MAAT Museum's immersive structure serves as a community space merging architecture with with human connection and community growth.
Photo Credits: designboom, joelfilipe