2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Front Facade / Garcês

Brejos da Carregueira House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationAlmada, Portugal
CompanyEstúdio AMATAM
Lead ArchitectJoão Amaral + Manuela Tamborino
Design TeamRui Cardoso + Vera Ferreira

This is a house that thrives on an unexpected dialogue between the modern and the traditional. Its volume, strong and modern from the outside, hides an unpretentious interior, rich in light and shade, very inspired by the traditional Portuguese simplicity. Developing a project for a house uniquely for vacations has challenged us to create a spatial and programmatic concept that reflects it. We aimed to highlight the qualities of a vacation home and we focused on an atmosphere that revived the morphology of traditional Portuguese houses. The result is a modern house for a country experience.