The architects demolished the existing structure which was vulnerable tolandslides and relocated the residence to a lower part of the site. Located 20 miles outside Braga, the house functions as a quiet retreat that allows residents to rediscover the beautiful landscapes of the country’s northwestern district. Various pathways, steps and gravel trails create a dynamic exterior dominated by an outdoor swimming pool.
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The large living room extends onto a terracewith a hot tub, sheltered by the overhang of the timber-clad upper storey. The wooden mezzanine houses the bedroom and bathroom and receive natural light with several hatches etched into the volume. A second en-suite bedroom is located next to the living room.
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Photos by Hugo Carvalho Araújo