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Mário Martins：Elliptical House是设计师们基于几何景观雕塑式建筑的灵感考量而得出的成果。无论是在丰富与留白、重感与轻盈、明与暗，还是在物质本身与其形象之间寻求一种平衡，这其实都是在寻求一种真实与想象之间的关系，一种物理与虚拟空间之间的关系，也可以说是一种完全享受场地独特之处的猜测关系。以上所有这些因素就构成了该项目的几何矩阵基础。
Mário Martins：Elliptical House is the result of an idea. It is based on a geometric shape and a volume sculpted by the landscape. A balance was sought between fullness and emptiness, weight and airiness, light and shade, or, the object and its image. It is a relationship between the real and the imagined, between physical and virtual spaces which are guessed at, to completely enjoy this unique place. All these factors complete the geometric matrix that the project is based on.
With its elliptical base, the house is deliberately sculptural and organic. It is shaped by the wind and the sea that wants to embrace the wide floating oval which subtly delimits the central patio of the house.
It is important to establish a subtle connection with the house next to it, to the east. A contemporary, dynamic balance was reached, and the same intense white is used in practically all the houses on this gentle, sunny slope.
The house is on two floors above the entrance level and has a unique design of an ellipse. Most of the living area is on the ground floor.
The entrance hall is central and open, with direct access to all living areas. From there, the water surface leads the eye and merges visually with the vastness of the sea, directly in front. In a more secluded area there are four bedrooms, all open to the south. Also facing south is the living room and the integrated kitchen. The living area continues to an outside patio, framed by the emptiness of the ellipse which gives the house its shape.
The fifth bedroom enjoys a prime position on the upper floor.
The outdoor terraces, paved or landscaped, are at various levels and seem to disappear into the garden. And so the interior flows out to the patios and terraces and into the surrounding vegetation, which in turn blends into the Mediterranean landscape. It is in this ambience that the house should be experienced, without being aware of where the house begins and ends. The fluidity and lightness of its organic design reflects natural shapes, thus defining the house architecturally in its natural setting. And that is the intention for when the building work is completed.
合作伙伴：Sónia Fialho, Rui Duarte, Nuno Colaço, Sara Silva, Rui Santos
建设：Ilha & Ilha, Lda
照片：Fernando Guerra FG+SG Architectural Photography
Location: Luz – Lagos – Portugal
Project Date: 2013 / 2014
Architecture: Mário Martins
Colaborations: Sónia Fialho, Rui Duarte, Nuno Colaço, Sara Silva, Rui Santos
Builder: Ilha & Ilha, Lda
Photograph: Fernando Guerra FG+SG Architectural Photography
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