Casa em Monsaraz: A Protected Courtyard Embracing the Water
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Casa em Monsaraz: A Protected Courtyard Embracing the Water

Posted on March 4, 2020 by martabuges

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Facing the boundless expanse of Alqueva Lake, the house requires a center: a protected courtyard embracing the water.

It uses the terrain to cast a dome that covers the social areas and is the center of life in 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. Amid a wide natural landscape, the scale of the house is that of the patios and dome above.

They are the sole visible elements, painted in radiant white.

 

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Architects: Aires Mateus

Location: Alentejo, Portugal

Area: 174 m2

Year: 2018

Photography: Rui Cardoso

Casa em Monsaraz: A Protected Courtyard Embracing the Water

Facing the boundless expanse of Alqueva Lake, the house requires a center: a protected courtyard embracing the water.

It uses the terrain to cast a dome that covers the social areas and is the center of life in 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. Amid a wide natural landscape, the scale of the house is that of the patios and dome above.

They are the sole visible elements, painted in radiant white.

 

Architects: Aires Mateus

Location: Alentejo, Portugal

Area: 174 m2

Year: 2018

Photography: Rui Cardoso

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