Designed by architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, Casas na Areia in Comporta is the residential project that represented Portugal at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Located on the sand dunes of Comporta, the four residential units – two made of wood and two of stone – are distinguished by masterful use of wood and straw. The project is a perfect combination of local tradition, innovation and the integration of architecture and nature. In the common areas, such as the living room, the wooden houses have no flooring and directly rest on the sand, creating a seamless solution between the outdoor and indoor space. Gervasoni furnished the living and dining area with the Ghost and Gray collections. Ghost’s versatile upholstered furniture, suitable for any situation, contrasts with the slightly austere elegance of the Gray collection, which combines 18th-century influences with more contemporary, simple Nordic designs.
Design: Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus