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House in Estrela / Aires Mateus

House in Estrela / Aires Mateus

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Lisboa, Portugal
  • Authors Team:Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Project Leaders:João Esteves, Inês Potes
  • Collaborators:Helga Constantino, Sara Calem
  • Interior Design:Maria Rebelo Pinto
  • City:Lisboa
  • Country:Portugal
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© João Guimarães
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located on a ridge above the Lisbon estuary. It faces the Estrela Basilica on one side, and the river on the other. The house, with an extensive brief, requires the use of two circuits: one interior and the other exterior, alternating in order to facilitate the independence of the parents and their children’s lives. The house revives the form of a traditional street front house, in this case entirely in face concrete, both inside and outside. Thus, it opens up via the relationship between its constituent spaces.

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© João Guimarães
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Horizontal transparency connects the garden to the street on the same level as the living room. The master bedroom opens onto a double-height space that frames the views to the garden. The children’s bedroom level opens onto a corridor on one side and a balcony on the other.

© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães

The top living room is a terrace that steers views through an opening produced by its intersection with a cylinder on the roof, defining the views on either side. The bowl-shaped pool on the terrace compresses the living room ceiling, organizing its space.

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© Francesco Martello

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Cite: "House in Estrela / Aires Mateus" 08 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/908196/house-in-estrela-aires-mateus> ISSN 0719-8884
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