projects | house in além
Baltazar Mateus + Margarida Pablo
In an urban plot on the Além village, near Loulé, among other plots - already built - is this place with about 0,3 ha. In this slightly dense urban fabric, this lot corresponds to a slight water line, being a small valley itself, over which all the adjacent buildings can look inside in an uncomfortable way.
A walled house emerges from the idea of walled property, which appears as a massive brick wall and respective tradition hollow pieces - cobogós - over 25 meters. From here, the house develops a shapes that meander through the Algarve vegetation and take over this valley-land. Several spaces result - interior and exterior - with different ambience, varying in light, vegetation, view and materiality.