Casa Areia - Portugal

At the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, Lisbon firm Aires Mateus Architects exhibited these houses with sandy floors called Casa Areia. The project comprises seaside accommodation made of wooden frames covered in natural fibers. Sand covers the floor in the kitchen and living space, connecting them to the beach and landscape outside.

The architects: “This project was build on the sand that is a natural and abundant material that was transported to the interior of the common places (the living room and the kitchen) giving this way the connection between the environment and the new and totally integrated construction.

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