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Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

  • 01:00 - 7 November, 2008
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Authors

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Collaborators

    Sofia Chinita Janeiro, Filipe Boím, Paola Marini
  • Engineer

    Joel Sequeira, Joule
  • Constructor

    Udra, construtora, lda
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From the architect. Stuck between land and water, along a strip of terrain under permanent change as times went by, human intervention has grounded its most varied settlements. From the 17th Century onwards the amassing of different plans for this place, the material and technological resources employed on each epoch and the convenience of the granted heritage concur to a series of conversions and extensions.

Plan
Plan

Nevertheless the locale features architectonic units of unequivocal reading, disposed according to organizational principles still quite clear. The adulteration and decay of some of its parts is the outcome of a process of natural selection the project seeks to revert to its benefit.

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Section

Singling out the elements of greater permanence and poetic value, the proposal rebuilds with them and from them a founding order, encapsulating the memory of the elapsed time allowing for its new usage as a museum of the lighthouse.

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