House in Cascais

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Luis Ferreira Alves

When designing a house, the problem is to understand the identity of both the client and the place in order to invent an “alter ego”. Our capacity for repetition depends on our attitude at the “time” and on the personality of the “place”. I became interested in doors and windows, which I had felt inhibited about for 25 years.

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Luis Ferreira Alves

An immense horizontal sea, the Atlantic, cannot be recorded: an ocean – always different, always the same – cannot be “caught”. We therefore opened up a neutral view, expanding the voids and designing with positives and negatives. The materials and colours are all different, all the same: grey. The grey tones vary gradually from outside to inside. The greys of Azulino de Cascais stone, the matt sheen of the aluminium and the sand-blasted stainless steel are all waiting for the setting sun to lift them out of their “grey” state.

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Luis Ferreira Alves

Project: 1994

Construction: 2002

Client: Engº. Luís Carlos Valadas Fernandes

Collaborators: Nuno Graça Moura, Camilo Rebelo, José Carlos Mariano

Structural consultants: AFA - Adão da Fonseca & Associados

Electrical consultants: Rodrigues Gomes & Associados

Mechanical consultants: Rodrigues Gomes & Associados

General contractor: Promafer

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Luis Ferreira Alves

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Luis Ferreira Alves
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Luis Ferreira Alves · House in Cascais
Eduardo Souto de Moura
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