Portugal’s Stone House

© Feliciano Guimarães

What do you think of this crazy tucked into the Fafe Mountains in ?  Constructed between two giant stones and linked with a concrete mix, the house is rumored to be inspired by the popular American Flintstones cartoon.  Although quite unusual, the prehistoric-looking residence does feature some traditional components such as windows, a front door, and even a shingled roof.  As you might expect, the house’s design attracts thousands of tourists each year.

More images after the break.

© Feliciano Guimarães
© Feliciano Guimarães

Via Gizmodo. Photos from Flickr via user Jsome 1, Feliciano Guimarães.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Portugal’s Stone House" 18 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=73745>


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    This house looks weird. It looks like it has some weird infection or a growing organism on it or something. In any rate, it still looks interesting and I would want to see it in person.

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    Is there really a need of having it between the two rocks? if it was connected with just one rock leaving the other detached, but close, wouldn’t it make a balanced composition?

    Looks like its getting squeezed.

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    I agree these images look a bit odd, but there are actually many houses in Portugal built between and around and under giant boulders.
    The town of Monsanto has some very good examples. And I don’t believe for a second that any of them were inspired by the Flintstones. The Monsanto houses have been there for at least a century.

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    Photoshop filters or not, these photos are not renders and the house is a perfect place for suicide. Interesting to think that Architecture can also harm people.

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    its looks like piece of vernacular architecture ..u dont need architect to do this… strange decision

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