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Casa na Areia / Aires Mateus

  • 00:00 - 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

    Comporta, Portugal
  • Collaborator

    Humberto Fonseca
  • Client

    João Rodrigues
  • Coordinator

    Maria Rebelo Pinto
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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