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Casa na Areia / Aires Mateus

  • 01:00 - 17 March, 2011
Casa na Areia / Aires Mateus
Casa na Areia / Aires Mateus, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    7580 Comporta, Portugal
  • Architects

    Aires Mateus
  • Collaborator

    Humberto Fonseca
  • Client

    João Rodrigues
  • Coordinator

    Maria Rebelo Pinto
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This project is a response to very specific conditions. Its basis is the recovery of existing wood-masonry buildings, providing the complex with a homogeneous unity under a sloping roof. The design begins with the existing material conditions, depending on their inhabitation potential.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The brief suggests the renovation of the masonry buildings, adapting them for use as individual rooms, while one of the two wooden volumes is converted into a two-bedroom pavilion and the other is the pavilion for common areas.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The street entrance emerges through the sandy ground, which is used as a basis for all the constructions. This treated material is spread as paving inside the community pavilion, qualifying the domestic conditions with a sense of natural comfort. The textural continuity of powerful material like sand changes the scale of the interior spaces, making the act of inhabitation a unique poetic experience, fitting for the sort of experience sought for this place.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
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28 Comments

Fantástico Dionísio · July 16, 2014

The existance of "walls" in this project is sheer nonsense.

wolfgang thompson · July 15, 2014

the sand is an issue, but cool!

sf · March 06, 2013

white couch on sand floors... haha ...

Faris Ihsan · January 27, 2013

amazing...

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alechs · March 20, 2011

The domestic interiors mashed with the sandy ground is a very pleasing image but (shocking that it is even part of the set) the image of the electrical outlet post brings the whole things back to reality. In that regard this project just leaves a bad taste in my mouth... a obscene splicing of two radically different lifestyles: boutique residence and impoverished vernacular living. Either Aires Mateus or client are unbearably earnest or just have strange taste.

Mike Page · March 18, 2011

Dear Portugal, I need to see your beautiful shores one day. http://bit.ly/g2hKR4 @theglobeandbark

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rps · March 17, 2011

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up_today_arch · March 17, 2011

and the budget is....?

ahaha · July 17, 2011 08:34 PM

and the budget is… zero point zero

MPArch · March 17, 2011

I'm not a minimalism fan but these guys are consistently turning me into a fan everytime I see a project of theirs..

fj · March 17, 2011

Mad concept (in positive sense), louco ;-)

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