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This charming home in Portugal is insulated with soil

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 08, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lidija Grozdanic last modified Apr 07, 2016

The house is placed on a hill overlooking the southern tip of Serra de Estrela, the highest point in mainland Portugal. The architects' design strategy was to interfere as little as possible with the dramatic landscape. They placed the main entrance in the upper part of the plot, through a wall that references the traditional slate buildings typical of the region. A path descends into a two-level social space that breaks the volume of the house. Extending from this space is a volume that runs along...






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