House in Aroeira

House in Aroeira

Architect
Aires Mateus Architects
Location
Aroeira, Portugal
Project Year
2010
Category
Housing
Francisco Caseiro

House in Aroeira

Aires Mateus Architects as Architects

The site’s hexagonal shape goes unnoticed due to the lack of fencing, which dilutes the land into the surrounding pine trees. This house covers the maximum possible area, echoing the shape of the site. It is arranged around a courtyard, articulating its spaces as an extension of this central space. Beginning from a capricious shape, this house encounters its first sharp boundary in the outline of the awning. The auxiliary zones resolve the geometry, tranquilizing the main spaces.

Project team
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRD
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