Three buildings are arranged perpendicularly around the center, the courtyard, and the fourth is placed diagonally between the other two. The insignificant distance between the buildings ensures the constant interaction of their interiors.
Modestly sized structures define the scale of the home as a whole, while the exterior design is a reflection of local architectural traditions. This is underscored above all by the double pitched roof structures, which at the same time ensure the plasticity of the composition.
The gaps between the structures are equipped with transitions with glass roofs and walls that connect into a special space with a hybrid character. The transparency of this structure allows it to be part of the interior and environment at the same time.
The architectural solution as a whole is designed to meet the clients' need for a sense of closeness to nature. So, moving from one room to another, they can actually make contact with its elements.
The harmony and consistency of the home's structure largely determined the choice of materials. The combination of the granite cladding of the foundation, the aged pine boards of the facade and the galvanized roof ensures a colorful homogeneity of the design, enriched by the variety of tones and textures.
Photo: Joao Morgado.