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House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Architectural photographer Fernando Guerra has sent us his images of a nursing home in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal, by Portuguese studio Aires Mateus Arquitectos.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

The façade is reminiscent of a checkerboard, with its white surface punctured at intervals by recesses to shade its glazing.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

The long building meanders over the site, rising and falling with the topography of the landscape.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

A surrounding landscaped garden reaches up to the roof of at some parts, giving access to the top of the building.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Photographs are by Fernando Guerra.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

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Here's some information from the architects:


ALCÁCER DO SAL FORM

The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

It is a program, somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital, that seeks to comprehend and reinterpret the combination social/private, answering to the needs of a social life, and at the same time of solitude.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Independents unities aggregate into a unique body, whose design is expressive and clear.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

The reduct mobility of those who will live in the building suggests that any displacement should be an emotive and variable experience.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
The distance between the independent units is measured and drawn to turn the idea of path into life, and its time into form.The distance between the independent units is measured and drawn to turn the idea of path into life, and its time into form.
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

The building, designed path, is a wall that naturally rises from the topography: it limits and defines the open space, organizing the entire plot.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Name of the project: Residências assistidas em Alcácer do Sal. Houses for eldery people in Alcácer do Sal.

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Location: Alcácer do Sal (Portugal)

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Date of project: 2006-2007

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Date of construction: 2008-2010

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Brief project description: Authors: Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Collaborators: Giacomo Brenna, Paola Marini, Anna Bacchetta, Miguel Pereira

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Client: Santa Casa da Misericordia de Alcácer do Sal

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Engineer: Engitarget, lda

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Constructor: Ramos Catarino, Sa

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Landscape architecture: ABAP Luis Alçada Batista

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Footprint Area: 1560 m2

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Floor Gross Area: 3640 m2

House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
House for elderly people by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

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