October 5, 2005


Inspired by the debate in the comments page of the Shuwa Tei Asada residence posted on Friday, this is what melon calls a truly beautiful box.

Its Portuguese. Naturally.

What is it about Portugal and neighbouring Spain that produces such elegant restraint amongst the exuberance of of their architectural heritage and their Joie de Vivre?).

House in Alenquer, Portugal, 1998-2000 by the brothers Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus
Aires Mateus e Associados.

We like it - very much!

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Miguel said...

We have air, and light, two thirds of "elegant" spaces. Just a little bit of humbleness and a lot of craftmanship and there you are...

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