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Casas Caiadas / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

  • 09:00 - 4 September, 2015
Casas Caiadas / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos
Casas Caiadas / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Rute Raposo © Rute Raposo © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 56

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  • Coordination

    Luís Pereira Miguel, Arquitect, M.Arch.
  • Colaboration

    Filipa Crespo Osório, Arquitect; Filipe Martins Correia, Arquitect
  • Topography

    Bruno Machado, Topografia
  • Builder

    Cenário Perfeito
  • Carpentry

    Manuel Prates & Filhos, Lda.
  • Interiors

    Traço e Ofício (coordination), Água de Prata, Mizette Nielsen
  • Supplier

  • Project

  • Owners

    Mário e Paula
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. A Lisbon couple sets off into a real estate adventure and purchases, with an impulse, a small plot with four ruins in the middle of Alentejo called Moinho do Barroco (Barroco’s Water Mill). The location is remote, without paved road access and only accessible in summer, as the river fills and overflows in winter.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The early days are passed clearing the land, investigating the site and thinking what to do next. They decide to get help and recover the original buildings, keeping as much as possible of what remains original and unique, and found in arquitect Luís Pereira Miguel the right partner for the project.

© Rute Raposo
© Rute Raposo

The "Casas Caiadas" (Whitewashed Houses) project is presently a rural tourism estate in the Arraiolos region, north of Évora, designed for hosting families, or groups, up to eight people. Casas Caiadas consists of three independent houses (plus a support house), fully restored from a core of old water mills, in the heart of an Alentejo with waterways, luscious green landscape most of the year and megalithic rocks.

© Rute Raposo
© Rute Raposo

A place to relax by a stream that runs between stones, surrounded by centennial olive trees, menhirs and a beach-like swimming pool. Nearby, there are towns of unique beauty and historical interest, with castles and other monuments. When night falls, back at “Casas Caiadas”, the sky offers a chance to contemplate the stars with visibility conditions like no other place in the south of Europe. Close to Arraiolos, the authentic Alentejo.

© Rute Raposo
© Rute Raposo

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