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The Dovecot in Soutelo

Portuguese Pool House and Playroom Interior – design by AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados

6 Sep 2016

The Dovecot in Soutelo

Architects: AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados
Photographys: Nelson Garrido

Location: Soutelo, Portugal

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The Dovecot in Soutelo

The client asked AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados to reform an old dovecote in the backyard of his home. We decided to propose a play house for the children and a balneary to serve the pool on the ground floor. The whole family loved the idea.

The Dovecot in Soutelo The Dovecot in Soutelo

We wanted a play room inspired by magic, fantasy and also by the childhood dreams and memories…

The Dovecot in Soutelo The Dovecot in Soutelo

We decided to transform the old dovecote in a minimal concrete «tree house» that represent these memories and fantasies of pure and peaceful way.

The Dovecot in Soutelo

The Dovecot in Soutelo

We look for a way that seemed the main volume is levitating as a tree house but simultaneously it had to be balanced and pure.

The idea was that the interior was absent of superfluous elements and were gradually decorated by the works and toys of these children as a reflection of consumer society we are experiencing.

Some elements remained of the original building as the triangular window through which entered doves.

The Dovecot in Soutelo The Dovecot in Soutelo

About AZO
AZO Sequeira Architects Associates is a full‐service architecture and planning studio with a widely  experience in project development, details and management, as also the monitoring of the work.     This studio has accomplished projects and constructions in every field, ranging from health, industrial  and services industry to housing, hotels and retail.    Our  main  strategy  is  to  develop  projects  in  the  national  market  and,  over  the  years,  we  have consolidated an international status, due to our contemporary, innovative and creative approach.  With a more and more competitive market, it was necessary to develop a more versatile working  process  that  would  allow  us  to  respond  to  every  challenge  with  effectiveness,  consistency  and  vanguard.    The basis of our credibility in the market is making the deadlines and, therefore, the main reason of  our success.    Our  team  is  composed  by  architects  dedicated  to  rendering,  so  that  our  clients  can  be  active  participants through all the project process development.    We want every project to be creative and, through its integration, to endure, reaching a level of a pure  and functional work of art.

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The Dovecot in Soutelo – Building Information

Architects: AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados
Location: Soutelo, Portugal
Author: Mário Sequeira
Team: Pedro Soares, Fátima Barroso, Jorge Vilela, João Alves
Area: 54.0 sqm
Year of project: 2015

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Photography: Nelson Garrido

Location: Soutelo, Portugal

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