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"Re-create the past to regenerate the present"

Located in the center of "Aldeia do Meco" on a small promotory

It was composed over many years by a family-owned housing complex built in the mid-twentieth century, typically vernacular. From the beginning, there was respect for the pre-existences, which eventually laid the foundation of the "Patio do Meco".

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Pátio do Meco

7 stand-alone modules
each 1 with private courtyard

1 main module
common spaces

4 wraparound modules rooms
with private bathroom

2 support modules storage
and technical rooms

unique privacy
surrounding wall

swimming pool in the center
water mirror


The project, under the direction of the architect Fábio Ferreira Neves, respects the surrounding urban typology.

One of the 5 finalists of the A + Awards, prestigious architecture prize.

The project (...) takes advantage of the existence vernacular house and with the appeal of this memory organizes a series of clean volumes that reinforce the idendity of the place. (...) The boundary between the object and the landscape is fad out.

La tipología de claustro, responde a un enclave anterior que fue respetado por el arquitecto en busca de conservar una condición vernácula. La atmósfera mediterránea se ve representada por una paleta de materiales austere.

Honorable Mention – Pátio do Meco by Fábio Ferreira Neves.

Pátio do Meco

Rua do Comércio, 33
Aldeia do Meco
2970 067 Sesimbra
T +351 924 447 377
M +351 924 447 377

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