House in Azeitão / Aires Mateus

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© Daniel Malhão

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  • Architects: Aires Mateus

  • Location: 2925-069 Azeitão, Portugal

  • Authors: Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus

  • Project Leader: Mafalda Neto Rebelo

  • Area: 408 sqm

  • Project Year: 2003

  • Photographs: Daniel Malhão

  • Collaborators: Maria Rebelo Pinto, Ana Rita Rosa

  • Engineer: Alexandre Portugal

© Daniel Malhão

© Daniel Malhão

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.  

Plan

Plan

Section

Section

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. 

© Daniel Malhão

© Daniel Malhão

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