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We would like to take you to a summer destination where natural materials and colours predominate. The subtle use of architectural elements and the materiality of the furniture create an interesting project that captures your gaze. Thanks to its pure and serene aesthetic, we find a paragon of elegance and craftsmanship in this portfolio.
Emerging architecture and interior design studio VLMA was founded in 2018 by Portugese designer Vasco Lima Mayer. He knows how to answer his clients' needs through meaningful, passionate architecture. Depending on the type of project and location, he opts for different materials, which makes each of his designs unique. The most common materials in his work are wood, glass, pigmented plaster and microcement. In addition, earth tones such as beige, brown and green often form the basis of his designs. He is a master at combining styles such as wabi sabi and minimalism, always with a contemporary touch. To achieve such beautiful results, VLMA finds inspiration in the abundant beauty of nature. He manages to create a subtle and understated style through the use of authentic materials, always reflecting a serene and harmonious atmosphere.
The house was built in three different blocks
Imagicasa is happy to take you inside his latest project that will completely blow your socks off. This family holiday home was designed as a meeting place for grandparents, children and grandchildren. The clients requested that the house would be built in three different blocks: the main house with a bedroom and a small living room for the grandparents, and two similar blocks for the children and grandchildren, each with two bedrooms. As in a good Portuguese house, the living room is the centre where all the rooms come together. Furthermore, because of the glass, the interior opens up to the outside. ‘Although this is the first time I have designed a house with a central area surrounded by glass, I like how the central space invites a relationship between the different volumes around it’. With its use of soothing colours and natural materials, the house feels very soft and cosy. However, the charm of this place does not stop at the perimeter of the plot. Muda Reserve, Grândola, where the house is located, has a unique magic and combines the best of the countryside with the beauty of the beaches of the unrivalled Alentejo coast.
This design by Vasco Lima Mayer once again proves his outstanding taste and sense of an overall concept. House in Muda makes everyone long for a life in the sun of Portugal. In this home, you live according to the aesthetics and rhythms of the nature that surrounds you, with an abundance of peace and atmosphere. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Architecture by Vasco Lima Mayer and Gonçalo Grácio
Landscape architecture by Poland Land Design
Visualisation by Filipe Borralho