Brejos da Carregueira House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Developing a project for a house uniquely for vacations has challenged us to create a spatial and programmatic concept that reflects this condition. Identified the qualities of a vacation home, we focused on characteristics essential to us: an internal spatial organization that allowed the coexistence among its users, a close relation between the social area and its exterior, and an atmosphere that revived the morphology of traditional Portuguese houses. In the exterior, we tried to develop a contemporary language, with pure and simple forms. These modern volumes conceal an interior that exploits a spatiality that takes advantage of the two-story roofs. Despite its modern language, we have provided the exterior with materials that also explore the more artisan side of the country houses, through the use of wood and white ceramic brick. Who passes by cannot idealize the spatial richness of the interior, nor do those inside understand how the exterior presents such an elegant language.

Santiago do Cacém / Rua do Pinhal, Brejos da Carregueira, Portugal

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Applicant and authors of the project
Estúdio AMATAM: «We are passionate about challenges, but above all what drive us is the ambition to overcome them. Our projects are unique and specific, seeking to take advantage of all the tools within our reach, both technological and empirical, so in genesis they are more than projects, they are also sensorial experiences, because the spaces must be felt. In the end, our aim, is to make people feel good in the spaces they design.»

Other participants
Photographer — Garcês 


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