Arquitectos Matos completed the style of Casa Mosteiro, situated in the outskirts of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. The concept of the undertaking comes from the mixed interpretation of the practical program of a single-family members property with the distinct premises of the clientele, as from the study of the qualities of the whole lot and its surroundings and morphological conditions. The residence is organized in a single floor around a central courtyard, facing South and West, protected from the street on the North side. Shaped as an “L”, it is divided in 2 parts – a longitudinal volume organized the service places and the leisure zone, whilst the bedrooms are located in the shorter volume, transversal to the whole lot.
An extra volume, a storage space placed in the restrict of the terrain, accurately defines the central courtyard. Accessibility to the home is created from the east side, by a ramp that serves as a transition between the level of the street and the primary and service entrances. At the intersection of the 2 volumes of the L, a void announces the principal entrance, that inward, via its transparency, reveals the central courtyard and prospects to the various areas of the home. The interior spaces are immediately associated to the patio, although protected by the porch, that externally unifies the different locations of the home as intensifies the daily experiences of the family.
The living space is an ample space, the place the dining and living locations are typically organized, spatially extending to the outdoor via organic light. The volume, simple and compact, is coated by an opaque ventilated façade manufactured of prefabricated black textured concrete panels on its public surfaces, whilst its interior walls, dealing with the private patio, are entirely open through their transparency. [Photos:JOÃO MORGADO data supplied by way of e-mail by Arquitectos Matos]
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