House in Azeitão / Aires Mateus

House in Azeitão / Aires Mateus

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Azeitão, Portugal
  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  408
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2003
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Daniel Malhão
  • Collaborators: Maria Rebelo Pinto, Ana Rita Rosa
  • Engineer: Alexandre Portugal
  • Authors: Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Project Leader: Mafalda Neto Rebelo
  • City: Azeitão
  • Country: Portugal
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Text description provided by the architects. An ancient winery is rehabilitated.  Its main attributes are a wide space and thick walls. Though introducing a new program, the universal character of the space remains.  Together with the existing wall, a new thick wall houses all of the social functions on the main level.  

© Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão

Stairs within the thick wall and day lit from above make the light transition from social to private space.  The more private areas – bedrooms, bathrooms and a studio– are conceived as habitable volumes in an “impossible” balance, structuring the space. The volumes, articulated by light, modulate the main space of the lower living room, emphasizing its breadth. 

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Cite: "House in Azeitão / Aires Mateus" [Casa em Azeitão / Aires Mateus] 05 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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