The peculiar structure of Houses of Goa Museum aspires to exhibit Goa’s way of life long ago before the Portuguese rule ceased in 1961. The triangular building itself structurally looks like a ship, with four levels, each having unique themes, interconnected by unique spiral staircases. Each part of the traditional colonial-period house – from the doors and oyster shell-shaped windows, carved railings, furniture, masonry to ceramic tiling- are put together to emphasize construction processes and architectural style changes.
Owned by renowned architect Gerard de Cunha, Houses of Goa is a unique museum that combines the phenomenal result of the amalgamation of Western and Eastern architectural styles. According to de Cunha, when the Portuguese conquered Goa, they also [Read more…]