Located on a woody site at Meco beach, nearby Sesimbra in the outskirts of Lisbon, this house aims to form a close relation with its surrounding space, a beautiful natural landscape.
A set of restrictive regulations, defined in the city council masterplan project, namely distances to borders, access, total amount of construction area and volume were a condition to be addressed and surpassed.
The resulting form proposes an almost accidental arrangement of different and overlapped solids, dealing with mass and voids. Windows are opened in a free way trying to catch the most interesting spots in the surrounding landscape or the attached external spaces and volumes.
Using different materials, the house proposes an arrangement of solid forms that are emphasised through light controlling the relationship between external and internal areas.
Some circulations, as the staircases and the bridge between the upper rooms, are in white painted metal and glass, are lightweight structures.