House in Litoral Alentejano by Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus in collaboration with Maria Rebelo Pinto and Patrícia Marques have designed House in Litoral Alentejano. Located in Portugal, the program includes four houses totaling 170m² (1,830ft²) 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. 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.

— Aires Mateus




Photographs by Daniel Malhão
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