Two Independent Houses in Estoril

In a residential neighborhood of Estoril Estoril the architect Frederico Valsassina designed one of the houses. The intent  was to build two single-family houses, independent but at the same time with communication between spaces. The result turned into two isolated blocks of different volumes and materials but with a common base, two former garages. One block is organized on two levels, the social area and the private space, while the other is organized on one level only.

The construction is surrounded by large terraces at several levels, but the aspect that provides a sort of austerity over the landscape is the concrete and glass mixture. The area that surrounds everything is reduced, revealing a contemporary image that is common nowadays. The first house as a whole is attractive in its modernity, with its brown color and interesting shape, while the second is appealing in its lightness and simplicity.

The interior, as much as it can be seen, is simple and seems to reveal the same concepts as the outside. The wide glass windows are perfect to allow natural light to enter the house, give the impression of a even wider space and, at the same time, offer different perspectives over the surrounding area.{found on archdaily}



Published by in Architecture, on August 4th, 2011

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