Sited on a steep slope, Casa RM overlooks sweeping views of the Portuguese city down below. Outdoor balconies and large glazed windows take advantage of those views and bring natural light into a contemporary, mostly white interior. The building’s palette of white walls, glazing, and stone is complemented by red, pre-rusted steel that the architects used for the privacy screens, an outdoor stairway, and garage door.
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“The new volumes are developed and are born from the ruins,” said the architects to Dezeen. “The new housing is located within these limits, like a loose box.” The upper level comprises an open-plan kitchen and dining space at the southern end of the house, the sleeping quarters, and a living space that opens out onto an outdoor deck and garden. The lower level consists of the garage, laundry, and storage areas.
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