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The shelter is located on a steep terrain on the edge of the village, with a privileged view over the Serra d’Arga mountains. The building occupies the space of the existing ruin. There are images of villages and farms that we retain since ever. The first image that we associate to the terrain and the place is the water tank: public or private, they served to wash, water supply or even to the more or less illegal child’s adventures. Above all they were an important meeting point, a workplace and an important symbol of community life.

The house consists of a concrete volume that hosts the pool and that rises from the ground, allowing to add the program at the bottom, reinforcing the idea of shelter. The pool assumes particular relevance in the design, searching in its relationship with the terrain the image of the old tanks. The steep slope of the terrain allowed to accommodate a shelter at the bottom of the pool volume, composed by a living room/kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. The elementary program was organized around an interior courtyard that provides lighting and ventilation to the rooms.

Design team:

Carvalho Araújo

Project partners:

Landscape: JBJC - João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitetura Paisagista Lda
Structures: Pedro Alves
Hidraulic: Pedro Alves
Electrical: INOVOLT
Communications: INOVOLT
Security: Pedro Alves
Security against fire: Pedro Alves
Life safety: Marta Moniz
Solid resides from construction and demolition: Marta Moniz
Accoustics: Diogo Mateus (VAGAENG)
Lighting: Alfilux (interior) / José Castro (exterior)
Furniture: Sirvent
Contractor: José Castro & Filhos, S.A.

Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

Montaria's Shelter by Carvalho Araújo | Detached houses ×

Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Photographer: © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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