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Architect Manuel Aires Mateus has accomplished the Pateos vacation properties in Portugal, which look the identical however are literally all completely different.

The household of 4 trip homes close to the favored seaside village of Melides every has an analogous facade – a minimalist concrete gable punctured by massive openings that share the identical house-shaped define.

Pateos is a bunch of 4 trip properties close to Melides

However behind the outside partitions, Aires Mateus gave every property a distinct association of indoor and out of doors areas.

“We have been involved in making a household of areas that permit completely different experiences,” Aires Mateus instructed Dezeen. “The areas are all the time distinctive, distinguished by the best way they open to the surface and the way they shield completely different dwelling experiences.”

Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
Cutaway openings reveal numerous patios behind the concrete facades

The design idea was initiated by homeowners 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.

House-shaped window at Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
Home-shaped cutaways echo the gable roof profiles

The architect did this by giving every house a novel structure.

In every, the patio affords a distinct manner of connecting the indoor dwelling areas with an expertise of the pure panorama.

“We needed these inside areas to all the time lengthen 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.”

Patio in Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
The patios and courtyards supply various levels of privateness

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 contains 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.

Lounge room
The interiors are minimally completed with unpainted plaster and pure wooden

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 direction of the countryside surroundings.

All 4 homes characteristic dwelling rooms outfitted with wood-burners and out of doors showers, and the most important home additionally accommodates totally outfitted kitchen.

Bedroom in Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
There are seven bedrooms throughout the 4 homes

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 infrequently 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.

Courtyard at Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
The most important home boasts a totally outfitted kitchen

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 straightforward issues”.

The 4 properties they’ve created can be found for lease both individually or collectively, for as much as 14 friends. An infinity pool was constructed alongside the properties.

Pateos houses by Manuel Aires Mateus
The property additionally consists of an infinity pool

“We would like our friends to see, perceive and really feel the reality on this venture,” stated the homeowners.

“With no hidden methods, Pateos mirror the authenticity of supplies with out disregarding consolation and performance, with the aim of providing a real sensory expertise.”

The images is by Francisco Nogueira.


Mission credit

Developer: Primosfera
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)
Mission administration: Fasquia

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