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 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


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_ 350 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Project




 " 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








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












"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.
These tree was plant 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


























CONTINENTAL HOUSE



Site_Comporta_Portugal
Date_2015
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_17 640m2
Built Area_ 150 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Project
3D image_Preview




"Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth's surface. Set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also explained why look-alike animal and plant fossils, and similar rock formations, are found on different continents"
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro





33.00 HOUSE

Site_Portugal_Setúbal
2014-........
Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site surface_10 861m2
Built area_ 230 m2
Photographs_DM architecture







Located on a south-facing slope, near Setúbal,  this family  home addresses the challenge of making architecture that "survives" the peculiar weather of the south of Portugal. The house presents a single storey, and the interior spaces project themselves out into the garden, the house underscores the dramatic attenuation of  the site............"
in Memória Descritiva, João Damasceno Monteiro




DETAILS

Cork door_Copper door_Scarpa Carpet
Design_Damasceno Monteiro_Rogerio Correia_Nuno rio _ Carlos Santos
Photographs_DM architecture
Materials_Cork_Copper_Steel

" You should have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"
William Morris
Act 1
We compare the act of entering a House, to the opening of a bottle of wine. We discover the presence of cork in these two actions. 
Act 2
The need for a material that representes movement and the passing of time forces us to believe that Copper doors should be the solution.
Act 3
The scarpa carpet





RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES


Site_Galizes_Portugal
Date_2010/2014
Client_Santa Casa Misericórdia de Galizes
Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro_Rogerio Correia_Ana Bretes
Site Surface_9 900m2
Built Area_ 3600 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Under Construction



"The residencial structures for the mental and phisical disable, are located in the interior center of Portugal. This small "village" with the global capacity of 41 individuals, divided in 24 bedrooms, also includes a activity center for the daily tasks, technical areas, multifunctional room, working spaces, chapel and also a variety of exterior spaces."

in Memória Descritiva, João Damasceno Monteiro










VINEYARD HOUSE



Site_Outeiro do Botão_Portugal
Date_2010
Client_Private

Architecture_Damasceno Monteiro
Site Surface_12 640m2
Built Area_ 242 m2
Photographs_DM architecture
Fase_Under Construction



"To overlook the vineyard with a suspended view ,was the initial concept for the layout of the house constructed in concrete with a cork façade, from wich the client begins the journey throughout  the lanscape"
in Memória Descritiva , João Damasceno Monteiro