- Constructor : Construções Sá Freire
- Client : Nuno Costa & Fátima Ramalho
- Team : Bruno Lucas Dias, Humberto Lopes, Joana Zuna, Eugénia Gomes
- City : Ansião
- Country : Portugal
Text description provided by the architects. In the vinicity of the Ansião Village, on a ground with gentle and large slope, punctuated by oaks and olive trees, the project arises. The house is lost in the middle of the vegetation, always preserving the greatest amount of preexisting nature. This preservation, is the motto for the definition of the implantation of the work.
This house is organized from a main axis, this axis aims not only to solve the whole functional program, but also to be the delimiting element of the social zones and the private zones. The house develops on a single fllor, slightly raised from the ground. This is gerenated from the place and its characteritics, with some points of contact with the existing ground, aspiring to merge into it,
The adopted solution in the construction uses a small range of materials, giving it the simplicity found in Nature. Two concrete slabs define the exterior shape, creating a great freedom and, consequently, diversity in the creation of interior spaces. These give them a permeability with the outside. The compartments are no longer limited to their wall, with the opening of large spans, and are limited to Nature.