House in Melides II | Aires Mateus

SAVE House in Melides II | Aires Mateus

Project Name: House in Melides II

Practice: Aires Mateus

Firm Location: Lisboa, Portugal

Completion year: 2015

Gross Built up Area: 206 sqm

Project Location: Alentejo, Portugal

Engineering: Safre

Contractors: Manuel Mateus Frazão

Project Manager: Jorge P Silva

Collaborators: Vânia Fernandes, François Brunner, Sofia Paradela

Photo Credits: Francesco Martello, Juan Rodriguez

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Project Description

(Text as submitted by architect)

Breaking the program, veils of intimacy are created between the various spaces. A main house with three small houses are drawn. The main construction shelters the kitchen, living room and master suite. These three functions are defined as clear spaces and are of recognizable form. One overall form reveals the three inside spaces that relate to the landscape view through two large courtyards.

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The three smaller constructions develop as huts, each one with a suite. Their archetypal form is extended to small courtyards, unveiling the relationship with the view. The constructions establish unique relations with existing trees, views, and the distant sea horizon. The pool is designed taking advantage of the topography. One containing wall defines a water plan, creating a moment to relate to the landscape.

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