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House in Litoral Alentejano / Aires Mateus

  • 05:00 - 17 April, 2016
House in Litoral Alentejano / Aires Mateus
House in Litoral Alentejano  / Aires Mateus, © Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Authors

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Collaborators

    Maria Rebelo Pinto, Patrícia Marques
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão

Text description provided by the architects. The program includes four houses and a water tank. The water tank will be a square of whitewashed plaster where a pool is found and a line draws the shower.  The placement of the several houses will be decided by each owner.  

© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão

The first house is a square. The living room is disposed around a courtyard that provides indirect lighting. Secondary compartments inhabit the interior of thick walls that form the central living room.


These areas, compressed by a lifted ground and a lowered ceiling, become spaces which group to limit and define the “exterior volume,” emphasizing it as the main space of the house.

© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão

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Cite: "House in Litoral Alentejano / Aires Mateus" 17 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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