Site_Comporta_Portugal
Date_2020
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_10 000m2
Built Area_ 250 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Completed


















































"The outside room turns his view into the lake and dives among the "umbrella" pine trees.
The living, eating and relaxing spaces, hiding the private areas from the social and at the same time providing shelter from the sun trough the use of the "Mashrabiy".
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro

CORDILHEIRA HOUSE


Site_Seia, Portugal

Date_2021
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_450 m2
Built Area_ 200 m2
Render Images_R3D Graphics


DM is selected as the designer of the new CORDILHEIRA HOUSE. 
The approximately 450 m2 building will include interior and outdoor spaces for relaxation and socialization. DM has teamed up with R3D GRAPHICS, creating a design inspired in the surrounding 7 mountains that together form the Mountain range of Montejunto-Estrela.
Seven levels that create the "plateau" for slow living.......


TAIPA HOUSE

Site_Pego, Comporta,Portugal
Date_2021
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_560m2
Built Area_ 200 m2
Photographs_DM architecture


"Somewhere on the vast natural landscape of Pego Beach, we find a small plot surrounded by houses and roads, with no privacy and without the essential silence to enjoy the slow living.
Very little is necessary: two sleeping areas placed between the living, eating and relaxing spaces, hiding the private areas from the social and at the same time providing shelter from the road trough the use of the earth wall"
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro





STONE WATER MIRROR




Site_Lagares_Portugal
Date_2019
Client_Private
Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_25m2
Built Area_ 25 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Constructed








"A river is a line of water that runs into the sea......we use the same simple idea to design the water mirror line between the existing stones"
in Memória Descritiva, João Monteiro







ART ROOM


Site_Comporta_Portugal
Date_2019
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_100m2
Built Area_ 100 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Constructed




"The Art room , is a space designed for creation and establish the infinite view over the cork trees and embody the  idea of living closer to nature. "
in Memória Descritiva, João Monteiro







NOGUEIRAS LIVING EXPERIENCE

Site_Portugal
Date_2017
Client_Private

Interior Design_Damasceno Monteiro
Built Area_ 2700 m2
Fase_Construction
3D image_Preview




"Nogueiras Living Experience, is DM  biggest  development in Coimbra with 27 residences that offer a variety of spaces that will suit the different lifestyles of his tenants."
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro




VUHSU HOUSE



Site_Comporta_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_17 640m2
Built Area_ 350 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Completed




"Somewhere on the vast natural landscape of Comporta, we find a slope of sand and oak trees line that together create the perfect atmosphere for building the Vuhsu H.
The house is conceived as a horizontal line suspended over the sand, almost like an endless bench that we can sit on, dive our feet into the sand and overlook the beautiful landscape.
Very little is necessary:two wooden boxes placed between the living, eating and relaxing spaces, hiding the private areas from the social and at the same time providing shelter from the sun trough the use of the "Mashrabiyas"
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro












STONE WINDOW


















The Stone Window Project  is the outcome of the client´s need to see the cork trees from the kitchen, creating a visual connection trough the space.Its diameter and profile are made possible through the hand of the sculptor and using the symbolic triple moon in one side and  astec sun on the other side.The Portuguese hand made tiles finish the process giving color to the composition.






WRITTERS HOUSE



Site_Portugal
Date_2017
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_50 m2
Built Area_ 200 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Project





DM Architects is selected  to design the Writers House a 1940´s renovation of a building full of memories and stories.



ARP HOUSE


Site_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_2000m2
Built Area_ 450 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Built




 " Sophie Henriette Gertrude Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, textile designer and dancer.She is considered one of the most important of concrete art and geometric abstraction of the 20th century."

in Wikipedia







LATITUDE



Site_Melides
Date_2018
Client_Private

Design_Damasceno Monteiro
Built Area_ 90 m2
Fase_Completed










"When the modern respects the traditional. Latitude, home to celebrate slow living."


 Agnieszka Loureiro Pelc















COMING SOON










Site_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_110m2
Built Area_ 160m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Project



DM Architects is selected  to design the house of stone  in a remote small village in the interior of Portugal.




MONTE DAS OLIVEIRAS


Site_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_6 640m2
Built Area_ 3500 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Project
3D image_Preview




"Surrounded by extraordinary views over the Açor Mountain , the residences in the building offer a variety of spaces that will suit the different lifestyles of his tenants.
The idea behind the project is to re invent the residential concept of living transforming the way we enter the building."
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro









TRIPLEX




Site_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_100+100+80m2
Built Area_ 280 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Construction
3D image_Preview





" The key challenge for the interior architecture of this apartment on the center of Coimbra was to harmonize the potential for expansiveness offered by the three levels with the programmatic requirements of the brief.
This project speaks about the return of the owners to the city after a ten year period of living on the outskirts."


in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro





HOSTEL CASA DO PINHEIRO


Site_Portugal
Date_2016
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_200 m2
Built Area_ 200  m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Built





"During the early master planning stage of the Stella Magna project  the original construction of the old farm was selected as the future location of the Hostel. Whilst semi-derelict, the structure had retained its roof, ensuring the integrity of the upper floor vaulting. 
 Renovation has been extensive, including a new staircase connecting the two floors, restoration of the interior stone walls and remodeled facade detailing. "

in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro

















"The name of this project is related to the material in witch it is built.
The Sugi tree is endemic to Japan an it is know as the Japanese cedar.
This tree was planted in the Portuguese Atlantic island of Azores and the wood for the constructions will come from this natural "Eden".
The idea behind this house is to return to the original relation between man and nature,now lost with the creation of the city's."
created  in partnership with Gonçalo Marques from Onlywood.



ARCHI SUMMIT 2015


João Damasceno Monteiro was invited to be part of the first edition of Archi Summit, a new aproach to Portuguese Architecture. Two days full of inspiration, and conferences with the most prestigious international architects.

ELIPTIC CHAPEL


" The eliptic chapel is a small religious space made n concrete and wood with two openings, the horizontal that brings light into the floor and the vertical light that creates the relation between the earth and the sky......."
in Memória Descritiva, João Damasceno Monteiro





                                                                                           


REVELES PALACE





Site_Portugal_Coimbra
2014-.........
Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Project Architect _Mariana Campos
Site surface_4861m2
Built area_ 700 m2




" A three century palace fill with great memories, near a fast growing industrial/commercial area, addresses the challenge of preserving architecture while simultaneous  creating a new idea of living. The objective of this major renovation is to return to the original spirit and spacial quality of the 17th Century architecture, ......."
in Memória Descritiva, João Damasceno Monteiro