*자연속으로 사라지는 집 aires mateus embeds 'house in monsaraz' into the landscape of southern portugal

자연 속으로 사라지는 집.

포루투칼 건축가, aires mateus 작업은 자연과 동화되는 집을 만드는데 목적이 있다. 대지의 자연스런 경사를 따라 연속되는 녹색지붕은 집을 외부 자연환경으로 확장시키는 역활을 수행한다. 돔의 형상을 유추하게 만드는 아치곡선형태 또한 건축과 자연의 경계를 모호하게 만들며, 내외부를 통합하는 장면을 연출한다.


lisbon-based firm aires mateus has completed an almost invisible house in close proximity to the alqueva lake in southern portugal. ‘house in monsaraz’, which was completed for a private client, is topped with a green roof that appears as an extension of the surrounding landscape. the property measures just 174 square meters (1,872 sqf), unobtrusively occupying its 21,100 square meter (227,119 sqf) site.

aires mateus began working on the project in 2007, with construction completing in 2018. faced with the ‘boundless extents’ of the alqueva lake, the design team asserted that the dwelling required a ‘center’ — in this case, a protected courtyard embracing the water. described as the ‘life center’ of the house, a domed space unites the home’s social areas. ‘an inverted dome intersects it and creates an opening that lights the space, shaping its precise geometry and limits,’ continue the architects.


name: house in monsaraz

client: private

location: monsaraz alqueva lake, alentejo, portugal

date of project: 2007 – 2009

date of construction: 2010 – 2018

built area: 174 sqm / 1,872 sqf

site area: 21,100 sqm / 227,119 sqf

authors: aires mateus

project leader: inês cordovil, helga constantino

collaborators: humberto silva, andré passos, susana rodrigues, joana simões

engineering: AFAconsult

constructor: JDS, manuel mateus frazão

photography: joão guimarães



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