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Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus

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Cascais, Portugal
  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  435.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Collaborators: Sofia Chinita Janeiro, Filipe Boím, Paola Marini
  • Engineer: Joel Sequeira, Joule
  • Constructor: Udra, construtora, lda
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Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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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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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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Address: Cascais, Portugal

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Cite: "Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus" 07 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/7529/santa-maria-lighthouse-museum-aires-mateus/> ISSN 0719-8884
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