House in Alcobaça

House in Alcobaça

Designed by Aires Mateus

Part of an existing renovation project of a traditional home in Alcobaça, Portugal Aires Mateus has developed a lovely minimalist home. Cleverly respecting the original home and it's foundation Aires has created a modern edition to the home.

Designed to create privacy and shield the garden from the street traffic the white wall has become almost a feature within the build. Working within the wall and facing the garden in the wall of windows that allow ample amount of light to flush each floor of the home. 

Complimenting the magnificent white walls that engulf the interior of the home is the gorgeous marble floors. Working with the natural light thanks to the walls of windows each surface works organically with each other creating a crisp, bright interior. One example is the teardrop shaped window that reflects it's unique shape onto the wall. A feature within the home is the stunning stairwell that has been sculptured to almost form an illusion of reflection and distortion as you move to the upper levels. 

Founder of John & Douglas and a passionate advocate for minimalist product, architecture, interior and furniture design.