House of the Nuns Property, Portuguese Luxury Residence, Portugal Building Development Photos

House of the Nuns in Lagos

27 Oct 2021

Architects: Mário Martins Atelier

Location: Lagos, the Barlavento region, Algarve, Portugal

House of the Nuns Lagos

Photos © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

House of the Nuns

The Casa Salicos was built from scratch on the degraded space of a vehicle workshop. A new building appears behind a really massive, powerful wall that is more than a meter thick, guarding the memories of successive occupations and that now plays the role facing onto the street.

House of the Nuns Lagos

House of the Nuns Lagos

The wall provides ancestral tranquility for the patio house, a common design in the surrounding area because of the long Moorish occupation.

House of the Nuns Lagos by Architects Mário Martins Atelier

House of the Nuns Lagos by Mário Martins Atelier Architects

In a more reserved area, there are 4 bedrooms that open onto the garden.

House of the Nuns Lagos by Mário Martins Atelier

Portuguese luxury home

A central patio is a pivotal point for the entrances, a source of natural light and mainly a privileged zone for socializing outdoors.

Portuguese luxury residence

The way that was found to show the wall’s character was through the contrasting lightness of the house, which hides and seeks shelter through the force of the wall.

Portuguese Luxury Residence in Lagos

Therefore, large glass walls provide a tenuous frontier between the inside of the house and the garden patio, because all of this is the house. There are four bedrooms, a large lounge and kitchen, but there are also small, discreet patios and the large garden patio arranged around the pool.

Contemporary Home in Barlavento region, Algarve

New Home in Barlavento region, Portugal

The bare concrete covers the few remaining walls to stress the sobriety of the building and articulate it with the grey finishes, as the stone of the pavements and the plaster coat of the ceilings.

House of the Nuns Lagos

The rest is urban landscape, built over years and years of history in which this intervention will just be a mere passage. If it managed to add anything positive it is because the architecture is fulfilling its role.

House of the Nuns Lagos

House of the Nuns Lagos

House of the Nuns in Lagos, Portugal – Building Information

Location: Portugal
Architecture: STUDIOARTE

Name: House of the Nuns
Date: 2018-2020
Location: Lagos, Portugal
Area: 452 sqm
Architecture: Mário Martins Atelier

Arquitect: Mário Martins
Team: André Coutinho; Mariana Franco; Rita Rocha; Sónia Fialho; José Furtado; Gonçalo Guimarães; So Yeon Lim; Thais Bressiani; Helder Lima

House of the Nuns Lagos House of the Nuns Lagos

Engineering: Nuno Grave Engenharia
Landscape: F|C Arquitectura Paisagista
Builder: Marques Antunes Engenharia

House of the Nuns Lagos

Photography: © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG /

House of the Nuns, Lagos Portugal images / information received 271021 from Mário Martins Atelier

Location: Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, southwest Europe

Portuguese Property Designs

Portuguese Home Designs

Portuguese Architecture Designs – chronological list

Portuguese Houses

TD House, Sintra
Design: ESQUISSOS Arquitectura e Consultoria
Casa TD Sintra
photograph : Ivo Tavares Studio
TD House, Sintra, Portugal Property

Portas São João
Architecture: Meireles Arquitectos
Portas São João Building Porto
photograph : João Morgado
Portas São João, Porto

Alvarinho Houses, Melgaço
Design: Architects: Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos
Alvarinho Houses
photograph : Juan Rodriguez
New Houses in Melgaço

Building Designs in Portugal

Portuguese Architecture

Casa Possanco, near Lisbon
Design: ARX Portugal Arquitectos
Casa Possanco

House II in Aroeira, Plot 180, Aroeira Golf, Caparica
Design: ARX Portugal Arquitectos
House II in Aroeira

Portuguese Architect Studios

Comments / photos for House of the Nuns, Lagos Portugal property design by Mário Martins Atelier page welcome