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Aires Mateus

Meeting Centre . Grândola

Aires Mateus . Meeting Centre . Grândola (1)

Aires Mateus . photos: © Nelson Garrido . + divisare

The context in its distances, alignments, proportions, define the mass. The program determines the project. A meeting centre for large gatherings or small groups. The ceiling, in its variations and geometry answers the program. A complete horizontal clearness outlines the space as a whole, which as atmosphere opposes to the weight of the vertical voids. The support functions deepen the external and peripheral wall. The final image is determined by the interaction of internal space and occupied façade. Continue reading Aires Mateus

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Aires Mateus . Valsassina

Palácio Condes de Murça . Lisboa

Aires Mateus . Valssassina . Palácio Condes de Murça . Lisboa (1)

Aires Mateus Architects . Frederico Valsassina Architects . photos: © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

The context is the historic, noble, of the city of Lisbon, next to the river Tagus, a place of dense urban continuities, punctuated by notable buildings; Palaces, convents and Churches. The monumental building has the sobriety of our history and its continuation the project rests. Continue reading Aires Mateus . Valsassina

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A Void of Light . Milan

Aires Mateus . A Void of Light . Milan (1)

Aires Mateus . + white in the city

Il vuoto come limite, definito dalla materia, la cui presenza, assenza e deformazione determina il campo d’azione della vita. Un campo leggibile nella sua evidenza grazie alla luce. In questa istallazione la materia si lacera generando un vuoto fruibile all’interno del monolite bianco. Le fessure da cui filtra la luce altro non sono che assenza di quella stessa materia, determinata nella sua geometria dagli incroci dei solidi di base. Continue reading Aires Mateus