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  • Project Title

    Casa das Freiras

  • Winning Firm

    Mario Martins Atelier

  • Lead Designer

    Mário Martins

  • Awarded

    PLATINUM AWARD, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Redevelopment & Renovation
  • Project Link
  • Project Location
    Lagos, Portugal
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    January, 2020
  • Project web link

  • Other Credits

The house was built from scratch on the degraded space of a vehicle workshop. A new building appears behind a really massive, powerful wall that is more than a meter thick, guarding the memories of successive occupations and that now plays the role facing onto the street. The wall provides ancestral tranquility for the patio house, a common design in the surrounding area because of the long Moorish occupation.
In a more reserved area, there are 4 bedrooms that open onto the garden.
A central patio is a pivotal point for the entrances, a source of natural light and mainly a privileged zone for

Photo Credit: Mario Martins