An 18th-Century Townhouse Transformed into a Charming Home in Lisbon, Portugal

S. Mamede House is a charming contemporary home located in Lisbon, Portugal. It was designed by Aires Mateus, this luminous hillside house with unique architectural elements were revealed through a minimalist approach that also reorganized space.
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Aires Mateus

S. Mamede House by Aires Mateus

“A succession of everyday spaces occupied the lower floor of an 18th century building on castle hillside. The estate existed ilustrating a period and an identity that were clouded due to extended neglet.

The plan for the house elected spatial values, designed geometric affinities, precision in relation to exterior windows. The garden made ir possible to enhance the depth of the view over the Baixa rooftops and the river. An existing addition was rebuilt to house more private functions.

The secular spaces were opened up to incorporate more significant uses. The unexpected discovery of a cistern crosses the depth horizontally and connects with the sky, the most protected space of the house.”

Photos by: Aires Mateus & Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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