Reinterpreting the characteristics of the traditional Alentejo village.
Located in the village of Muda, in Comporta, the project proposes a new interpretation of the traditional Alentejo village and the building of a group of new houses and villas. Supporting the concept are values such as serenity, safety and celebration of life. Muda Reserve combines a rural lifestyle with the convenience and values of modern life in a privileged location: an almost pristine natural environment provides an exceptional haven, an hour south of Lisbon, on 350 acres full of harmony and temperance.
The various volumes reproduce the village layout and are organised into four distinct language cores, safeguarding and recreating traditional rural heterogeneity. The pedestrian space between the volumes reflects the zigzagging of the alleyways in traditional villages and allows for a diversity of visual perspectives.
A main square is also created, alongside other adjacent squares, inviting the inhabitants to meet and publicly enjoy the spaces. The residential spaces are composed of different types: 'Casas Pátio', 'Casas Chaminé', 'Casas da Aldeia'. A hotel with villas also provides services to the residences themselves. 'Casas Pátio' configure houses between walls, in which the main feature is the interior patio. ; 'Casas Chaminé' result from the reinterpretation of the chimney shape of the traditional Alentejo house with its typical roofs and elevations. 'Casas da Aldeia', on the other hand, are collective dwellings that build upon collective spaces that emerge in hidden corners of the development.