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A​​ires Mateus

The Art Museum of the 20th Century . Berlin

A​​ires Mateus . The Art Museum of the 20th Century . Berlin (1)

A​​ires Mateus . plans and images: © AMA

It is in the link between the past and the future that the proposal comes to being: constructing a building and the urbanity of time to come, fixing our eyes from the buildings of the past that surround and summon it. A confident construction that presents the weight and density of its task which, in parallel, show the attraction of a void yet to inhabit. It is a building that in its isolation, opens itself to the world.
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Aires Mateus

House . Azeitão

Aires Mateus . House . Azeitão

Aires Mateus Associados . photos: © Daniel Malhão . + divisare

Though introducing a new program, the universal character of the space remains. Together with the existing wall, a new thick wall houses all of the social functions on the main level. Stairs within the thick wall and day lit from above make the light transition from social to private space. The more private areas – bedrooms, bathrooms and a studio– are conceived as habitable volumes in an “impossible” balance, structuring the space. The volumes, articulated by light, modulate the main space of the lower living room, emphasizing its breadth. Continue reading Aires Mateus