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 MalhaoMore Specs
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.
(“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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