White, Clean, & Pure…
There’s something special about the color white.
Unlike black, which gives a strong statement giving shapes a striking silhouette, white is somehow soothing and serene. Creating a look that is clean, clear and uncluttered.
An ambiance of excellence. Portuguese architects Jose Mateus & Numo Mateus of ARX PORTUGAL have clearly captured this elegance when they recently completed the “House in Martinhal” a property located in Sagres (Algarve) Portugal, winning them the coveted International Architecture Award for the best new global design 2008.
Marble courtyards separate the property in true Moorish fashion typical to the region, offering landscaped glimpses of the surrounding green hills and the Atlantic ocean. The House span’s over 230sqm, featuring room after room of high white walls and grounded in matching white marble floors. An atmosphere inside that’s as open and airy as the cloudless sky outside.