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Refurbishment in Architecture

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Casa no Tempo / Aires Mateus + João and Andreia Rodrigues

  • 01:00 - 16 September, 2014
Casa no Tempo / Aires Mateus + João and Andreia Rodrigues
Casa no Tempo / Aires Mateus + João and Andreia Rodrigues, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 16

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

Text description provided by the architects. The intervention aimed to reclaim the natural beauty of the rural territory and landscape, avoiding a conventional approach by liberating the land.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

This was achieved through the construction of three complementing structures. The first step was the restoration of the house, acknowledging and respecting its cultural heritage, by highlighting the natural qualities associated with this place.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The second structure introduces the element of water in the form of a swimming pool, a square in the middle of the countryside, reminiscent of the topography of a beach.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The third structure, in the process of being built, takes the shape of a square, labyrinth-like, walled garden. It will comprise of one hectare of interconnected areas, housing an array of cultivated flowers and vegetables, as well as relevant agricultural structures to the area. The garden will display a palette of visual and sensory experiences, combining and juxtaposing elements to guide visitors through the paths.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Casa no Tempo / Aires Mateus + João and Andreia Rodrigues" 16 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/548671/casa-no-tempo-aires-mateus-joao-and-andreia-rodrigues/> ISSN 0719-8884
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