Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso

© José Campos

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graça Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso

Bounded by a municipal road and a farmland, designed for the Church of Vila Caiz, the Mortuary House is white building with concrete grilles overlooking the distant mountains.

Architects: Graça Vaz Architecture, Raul Sousa Cardoso
Location: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Photography: José Campos

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos

The inside is solemn mainly from the whiteness of the walls of three major interconnection between spaces defined by an atrium and two rooms.

Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos
Mortuary House in Vila Caiz by Graca Vaz + Raul Sousa Cardoso
© José Campos

Inspiration from architect:

The view of the distant mountains combined with the water from a tank that strategically reflects in the slope of the roof and walls of the mortuary are factors that catalyze an environment of neutrality, silence and introspection.