MARTIRES HOUSING COMPLEX




2024
ARCHITECTURE
Location 
Leiria, Portugal
Client 
Private
Area 
1369 m2
Material 
Precast concrete, aluminum, wood
Status 
Built
Housing complex

The project, which consists of seven apartments, is set within a renovated house and a new, semi-circular extension and seeks to disrupt domestic rituals to question everyday behaviours. The building makes manifest and negotiates some of the major tensions of urban housing, such as the interplay between protection or introspection and openness. It aims to reframe how bodies inhabit the city through our domestic structures. To a certain extent, its large windows and bold façade put the act of living on a stage – one performance alongside all the dramas of the city unfolding at once.

Photo: Francisco Nogueira