House in Litoral Alentejano | Aires Mateus

SAVE House in Litoral Alentejano | Aires Mateus

Project Name: House in Litoral Alentejano

Practice: Aires Mateus

Firm Location: Portugal

Completion year: 2002

Gross Built up Area: 180 Sqm

Project Location: Alentejo, Portugal

Lead Architects: Maria Rebelo Pinto

Engineering: Joel Sequeira

Contractors: V. P. S. - Construções Lda

Collaborators: Patrícia Marques

Photo Credits: Daniel Malhao

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Excerpt: House in Litoral Alentejano is an architectural project designed by Aires Mateus in Portugal. The placement of the several houses will be decided by each owner. The first house is a square. The living room is disposed around a courtyard that provides indirect lighting.

Project Description

(“Text as submitted by architect”)

The program includes four houses and a water tank. The water tank will be a square of whitewashed plaster where a pool is found and a line draws the shower.  The placement of the several houses will be decided by each owner.



The first house is a square. The living room is disposed around a courtyard that provides indirect lighting. Secondary compartments inhabit the interior of thick walls that form the central living room.

These areas, compressed by a lifted ground and a lowered ceiling, become spaces which group to limit and define the “exterior volume,” emphasizing it as the main space of the house.

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