CASA NO TEMPO by Aires Mateus

13/10/2014
CASA NO TEMPO by Aires Mateus
[Montemor o Novo] Portugal.
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CASA NO TEMPO by Aires Mateus. Photography © Nelson Garrido.
This wonderful resort from João and Andreia Rodrigues, is situated in a beautiful rural territory of Portugal. The project designed by the architect Aires Mateus, aimed to reclaim the natural beauty of the rural territory and landscape, avoiding a conventional approach by liberating the land.
The project designed by the architect Aires Mateus, aimed to reclaim the natural beauty of the rural territory and landscape, avoiding a conventional approach by liberating the land.
 

Description of the project by Aires Mateus

The intervention aimed to reclaim the natural beauty of the rural territory and landscape, avoiding a conventional approach by liberating the land.

This was achieved through the construction of three complementing structures. The first step was the restoration of the house, acknowledging and respecting its cultural heritage, by highlighting the natural qualities associated with this place.

The second structure introduces the element of water in the form of a swimming pool, a square in the middle of the countryside, reminiscent of the topography of a beach.

The third structure, in the process of being built, takes the shape of a square, labyrinth-like, walled garden. It will comprise of...read more

MATEUS

Manuel Rocha Aires Mateus. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1963. Graduates as an architect in F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1986. Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983. Collaboration with architect Francisco Aires Mateus since 1988. Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2002 and 2005. Invited teacher in Fakulteta za Arhitekturo, Universa v Ljublja...read more