House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

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House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

This house by Portuguese studio Jorge Mealha Arquitecto features white rendered volumes sat atop a stone structure, located by a beach on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Called House in Meco, the split level entrance space is bathed in natural light.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

A series of thin metal self-supporting staircases are the main features inside the house, with only two rods on either side for handrails.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

The central staircase leads up to a glazed landing with rippled glass windows.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Photographs are by Jorge Mealha.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

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House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

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House in Meco Located on an woody site at Meco beach, nearby Sesimbra in the outskirts of Lisbon, this house aims to a close relation with surrounding space, a beautiful natural landscape.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

A set of restrictive regulations, defined in the city council masterplan project, namely distances to borders, access, total amount of construction area and volume were a condition to be addressed and surpassed.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

The resultant form proposes an almost accidental arrangement of different and overlapped solids, dealing with mass and voids.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Windows are opened in a free way trying to catch the most interesting spots in the surrounding landscape or the attached external spaces and volumes.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Using different materials, the house proposes an arrangement of solids, gives opportunity to light emphasizing forms and suggest a concern in controling the relationships between external and internal areas.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Some circulations, as the staircases and bridge between upper rooms, are in white painted metal and glass, drawn as light as possible.

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Architect: Jorge Mealha
Location: Carcavelos, Lisbon, Portugal

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Project Team: Arch. João Sítima, Arch. Luís Banazol, Arch. Pedro Pereira, Arch. Rita Melância, Arch. Teófilo Raposo, Arch. Ricardo Manaia. Client: Paula Ribeiro

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Project Area: 388,50 m2
Project Year: 2003-2006

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Construction: 2008-2010

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

House in Meco by Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484007310 Johann Koenitz

    where is this beautiful stone inside??? why is everything white???
    need color. need more from outside inside.