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House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 3 February, 2014
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura
House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +63

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. On the Grândola crest, the house is designed in the balance between a courtyard house, with a protected core relating to the sky, and an opening to the distant ocean view.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The topography is modeled, to protect it from the access road, and release the view.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The perimeter delineates the internal lodgings and its transitions. High volumetric spaces, occupied by elements that define functions and atmospheres.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Cite: "House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura" [Casa em Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura] 03 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/472839/house-in-fontinha-manuel-aires-mateus-sia-arquitectura/>
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3 Comments

shipspassing · December 01, 2015

You might consider posting it again when it's finished, this is no good.

Jake Groth · February 04, 2014

I'd be interested to see some furniture placed into these spaces. Also, that fireplace is cool.

FilipE · February 04, 2014

Great piece of art, unfortunately it'd be impossible to live in it as a house... Even in images we can hardly open our eyes with this bright white... Would be far more interesting having it as a museum...

Luís Maria Pinto Leite · February 06, 2014 02:01 AM

I know.. I love his works as pieces of art or museum-like. but I doubt I could live in them because of that same reason. I once visited one of his houses and was a bright day, i could barely open my eyes, it was not comfortable. So one day in a conference he gave, I asked him (in public) why always the white, everything white, I told him about how i couldnt open my eyes.
I didnt really like his answers, he went off-topic and started telling me about how the color affects the temperatures, being white, the heat would be reflected.
I mean, there is other ways of control the temperature.

but my disagreement with his architecture is only with the choice of color, and some materials, too much light reflected, too clean, makes you dont want to touch anything.

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