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Location: Portugal

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal -
Aires Mateus e Associados. Exterior view. Photo: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architectural Photography
July 04, 2013 /

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal
Aires Mateus e Associados
Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

In Alcácer do Sal, in the Portuguese Alentejo region, the Lisbon based architects Aires Mateus have created houses - in plural - for elderly people as a new residence facility for the already existing Santa Casa de la Misericordia health center.

Casa da Musica by OMA in Porto, Portugal. Exterior
Photo: Charlie Koolhaas
October 24, 2005 /

Casa da Música
OMA
Porto, Portugal

The Casa da Música is situated on a travertine plaza, between the city's historic quarter and a working-class neighborhood, adjacent to the Rotunda da Boavista.

February 01, 2016 /

Villa Alem
Valerio Olgiati
Altentejo, Portugal

Nestled in a vast forest of cork trees in Portugal's rural Alentejo region, the secluded Villa Alem by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati offers an ambitious reinterpretation of the courtyard type, at the scale of a single family home.

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