- Design Team:Sérgio Miguel Godinho, arch
- Engineering:Licinio Ferreira, eng
Text description provided by the architects. A white house is developed in two floors, and creates an offset of volumes, defining a wide and covered zone outside for leisure, producing a shadow area, imposed by the volume of the 2st floor, on the South elevation, and protecting the 13 meters wide of the limit, crated by 6 imponent sliding windows, of the direct sun light into the house, on the hotter part of the day.
It is an attempt of the idea of the project, that the social floor is widely open to the exterior in the southern elevation, thru a sliding windows, where the experiences of the kitchen and the living room are mixed in the same space, while are close to the exterior.
On the other hand, a contrast is created by the opacity, on the North elevation.
In the interior, a suspended stair leading to the 2st floor to the 3 bedrooms.
Is intended to be a prominent element in the house, being on a service corridor on 1st floor, connecting all spaces on this level.
The 2st floor with the 3 bedrooms, where two of these, live in communion with a generous patio outside, and a suite bedroom, with the possibility of opening to an extensive balcony to the west elevation looking thru the landscape.