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House in Monsaraz / Aires Mateus

House in Monsaraz / Aires Mateus

© João Guimarães © João Guimarães © João Guimarães © João Guimarães + 21

  • Project Leader: Inês Cordovil, Helga Constantino
  • Collaborators: Humberto Silva, André Passos, Susana Rodrigues, Joana Simões
  • Engineering: AFAconsult
  • Constructor: JDS, Manuel Mateus Frazão
  • Built Area: 1872.9 ft²
  • Site Area: 227118.5 ft²
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© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães

Text description provided by the architects. Faced with the boundless extents of the Alqueva lake, the house requires a centre: a protected courtyard embracing the water.

© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães
Plan
Plan
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© João Guimarães

It uses the terrain to cast a dome that covers the social areas and is the life centre of the house. An inverted dome intersects it and creates an opening that lights the space, shaping its precise geometry and limits. The bedrooms open onto circular patios.

© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães
Elevation / Section
Elevation / Section
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© João Guimarães

Amid a wide natural landscape, the scale of the house is that of the patios and superior dome. They are the sole visible elements, painted in radiant white.

© João Guimarães
© João Guimarães

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Cite: "House in Monsaraz / Aires Mateus" [Casa em Monsaraz / Aires Mateus] 03 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/918263/house-in-monsaraz-aires-mateus/> ISSN 0719-8884
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