A pair of ribbed stone pots and lanterns by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights frame the passageway that leads into the house, up to the kitchen, and to the pool courtyard ahead. Paneled doors with a strong grid design, from E. F. San Juan, fit into an arched stucco frame; they reference Moorish architecture.
House in Alfama, Portugal by Matos Gameiro Arquitecto, is a renovation of one of the few medieval structures in the area. In the most dramatic moment a pool covers the entire courtyard area. This “room of water” gives reference to an ancient bathing culture rarely embraced in modern times.