• CATEGORYPrivate house
  • LOCATIONSintra, Portugal
  • TOTAL AREA320m2 Land


The house has strict and laconic forms.  Mostly wood was used in the structure of the building.  Cor-ten finish.  The house is located on one side of the coniferous forest, and the structure of the building frame emphasizes the vertical lines of the forest.

Cor-ten, with its colour, emphasizes the earthy (clay) shades of the mountains close to the house.  The open space "0" level completely immerses you in the surrounding nature.  On the 1st floor, there are two bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom.  The spiral staircase impoverishes two levels at the same time, being the centre of the composition.

The staircase is made of Cor-ten too.  Two large glass end walls add air to the entire home, despite the dark colours of the entire home.  At the entrance to the centre, there is a Bonsai that meets the owner and guests of the house.  All the main elements (bonsai, stairs, kitchen islands, pool) are located strictly along the axis.  The facade wall consists of vertical beams that make it impossible to directly view the interior of the site, nevertheless creating the effect of openness.

Private house