Architect Manuel Aires Mateus has accomplished the Pateos vacation properties in Portugal, which look the identical however are literally all totally different.
The household of 4 trip homes close to the favored seaside village of Melides every has the same facade – a minimalist concrete gable punctured by massive openings that share the identical house-shaped define.
However behind the outside partitions, Aires Mateus gave every property a unique association of indoor and outside areas.
“We have been fascinated about making a household of areas that permit totally different experiences,” Aires Mateus instructed Dezeen. “The areas are all the time distinctive, distinguished by the best way they open to the skin and the way they shield totally different dwelling experiences.”
The design idea was initiated by house owners Sofia and Miguel Charters, who needed to reinterpret Alentejo’s architectural vernacular to assist a contemporary imaginative and prescient of hospitality.
As a place to begin, the couple requested Aires Mateus to discover other ways of integrating the patio – a component that’s believed to have been launched to the area throughout Moorish occupation centuries earlier.
The architect did this by giving every house a singular structure.
In every, the patio affords a unique manner of connecting the indoor dwelling areas with an expertise of the pure panorama.
“We needed these inside areas to all the time prolong outdoors,” Aires Mateus defined.
“In a logical continuity, some areas open onto patios that relate to the view, whereas others open onto non-public patios.”
The primary of the 4 single-storey homes has two bedrooms organised in a L-shape. The dwelling areas wrap round one massive courtyard with a cutaway opening in its nook.
There are two one-bedroom homes. One could be very linear, with two open yards on both facet, whereas the opposite incorporates a diagonally projecting bed room wing and three largely non-public patios.
The fourth home has three bedrooms organized in a cross-shaped plan that integrates a mixture of open and enclosed patios in its 4 corners.
The homes are intentionally minimalist each in and out, combining surfaces of naked concrete, unpainted plaster and pure wooden.
The gable-shaped home windows, in addition to the slanted ceilings, assist to direct focus out in the direction of the countryside surroundings.
All 4 homes function dwelling rooms outfitted with wood-burners and outside showers, and the most important home additionally accommodates absolutely outfitted kitchen.
Aires Mateus and his brother, Francisco Aires Mateus, are amongst Portugal’s most extremely revered residential architects.
Though the brothers have their very own Lisbon-based studios, they share a web site and sometimes collaborate on tasks below the shared Aires Mateus moniker.
Current tasks embrace the curved concrete Home in Monsaraz, additionally in Alentejo, and the brand new structure college constructing on the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
Sofia and Miguel selected to work with Manuel as a result of, in addition to being a long-standing pal, he shares the couple love of “the magnificence of easy issues”.
The 4 properties they’ve created can be found for hire both individually or collectively, for as much as 14 friends. An infinity pool was constructed alongside the properties.
“We wish our friends to see, perceive and really feel the reality on this challenge,” mentioned the house owners.
“With no hidden methods, Pateos replicate the authenticity of supplies with out disregarding consolation and performance, with the aim of providing a real sensory expertise.”
The pictures is by Francisco Nogueira.
Architects: Aires Mateus (Manuel Aires Mateus, João Esteves)
Inside design: Aires Mateus (Maria Rebelo Pinto)
Panorama: FC Panorama Structure (Filipa Cardoso de Menezes, Catarina Assis Pacheco)
Venture administration: Fasquia