Cantilevering concrete roof emerges from Portuguese hillside house by Aires Mateus

An underground concrete house in Monsaraz, Portugal, by Aires Mateus is dug into a hillside and concealed by a green roof that cantilevers outwards. Sheltered by this curving concrete roof, the terrace of House in Monsaraz overlooks the nearby Alqueva lake. When see from above or the west, only the patio and white-painted light wells […]

Restored plasterwork and paintings adorn Aires Mateus’ self-designed studio

Ornate paintings and decorative stucco ceilings appear inside the self-designed studio of architecture practice Aires Mateus, which occupies an 18th-century building in Lisbon, Portugal. Aires Mateus‘ four-storey studio, which has been named Atelier Cecílio de Sousa after the street it’s located on, contains working and meeting spaces, two model-making areas and a multipurpose room. Existing […]

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