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Houses for Eldery People in Alcácer do Sal / Aires Mateus

  • 00:00 - 6 February, 2013
Houses for Eldery People in Alcácer do Sal / Aires Mateus
Houses for Eldery People in Alcácer do Sal / Aires Mateus, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alcacer do Sal, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Francisco Aires Mateus & Manuel Aires Mateus
  • Design Team

    Giacomo Brenna, Paola Marini, Anna Bacchetta, Miguel Pereira
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

  • Contractor

    Ramos Catarino, Sa
  • Engineering

    Engitarget, lda
  • Landscape Architects

    ABAP Luis Alçada Batista
  • Client

    Santa Casa da Misericordia de Alcácer do Sal
  • More Specs Less Specs
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules.

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

It is a program, somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital, that seeks to comprehend and reinterpret the combination social/private, answering to the needs of a social life, and at the same time of solitude. Independents unities aggregate into a unique body, whose design is expressive and clear.

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

The reduct mobility of those who will live in the building suggests that any displacement should be an emotive and variable experience. The distance between the independent units is measured and drawn to turn the idea of path into life, and its time into form.

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

The building, designed path, is a wall that naturally rises from the topography: it limits and defines the open space, organizing the entire plot.

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

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Cite: "Houses for Eldery People in Alcácer do Sal / Aires Mateus" 06 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/328516/alcacer-do-sal-residences-aires-mateus/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG

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