Lisbon-based architectural practice PHDD Arquitectos has designed House in Malveira da Serra, Alcabideche, Portugal. Covered with native species of fauna, the house of 195m² (2,099ft²), was completed in 2017.
In an area with a very evident slope and also very exposed to the wind and hard weather, typical from this region, the relation with both the land and the surrounding nature became very relevant for the project development.
A concrete wall meanders the land to Southeast creating the limit that the house and garden will occupy. To Northeast a second concrete wall, this one very straight and sharp, protects the house and the garden from the north wind and provides privacy. On top of these walls comes, also in raw concrete, a slab on the continuity of the existing slope that, covered with native species of fauna, leverage the relationship between the house and the existing land.
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