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House in Aroeira / Aires Mateus

  • 01:00 - 7 February, 2012
House in Aroeira / Aires Mateus
House in Aroeira / Aires Mateus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aroeira, Almada, Portugal
  • Architect

     Aires Mateus
  • Design Team

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Collaborators

    Francisco Caseiro, Catarina Bello,Serena Santini
  • Engineer

    AFA consult
  • Client

    private
  • Constructor

    2GM
  • Surface Area

    1500 m2
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

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The site’s hexagonal shape goes unnoticed due to the lack of fencing, which dilutes the land into the surrounding pine trees. This house covers the maximum possible area, echoing the shape of the site. It is arranged around a courtyard, articulating its spaces as an extension of this central space. Beginning from a capricious shape, this house encounters its first sharp boundary in the outline of the awning. The auxiliary zones resolve the geometry, tranquilising the main spaces.

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