Location: Cascais, Portugal.

Architect: Miguel Marcelino.

The Casal Saloio de Outeiro de Polima is a rural house that has undergone multiple changes and expansions over time, now transformed into a museum space. The new expansion consists of two new volumes intersecting in an L, forming a courtyard with the existing set and adopting a similar shape and scale, continuing the logic of successive expansions and intersections that characterize it. The constructive logic has always been that of informality and the mere supply of needs. The old rural house has been consolidated in its last recognizable configuration, allowing its evolution to be read through the broken and uneven geometry. The Casal Saloio de Outeiro de Polima is one of the few examples that document the first occupations of this territory.

Photo credit: Lourenço T. Abreu.