House in Praia das Maçãs by FVArquitectos

Portuguese practice Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos has completed ‘House in Praia das Maçãs’, a single family residence located in Praia das Maçãs, Sinter, Portugal.

The residence is composed of two rectangular volumes. Intersection creates an exterior void, which serves as a portal leading to an open air entry hall.

White cubes placed within the floor plan form small rooms, wrapped with glass clerestories at the top of the partitions. Circulation corridors are generated between these elements while an open air courtyard introduces ambient light into to the living area.

The L shaped rear of the house wraps around a wooden plank deck. A series of steps extend from the living space and continue into the swimming pool and sunbathing area.

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