Pitagoras Arquitectos designed the L23 House in Guimaraes, Portugal.
The house has two levels due to the accentuated diference between the street elevation. The new platform receives the visitor on a large paved outdoor space, which contributes decisively to the volumetric characterization of the building.
The bedrooms are organized in a sucession of spaces open to a balcony over the patio. In the suspended volume is located an ample space for common use, with different living areas (work, study, reading, leisure…), and also a small gym connected to the indoor pool on the ground floor.
On the ground floor, the program is distributed over the two volumes: one for the pool and the locker room; and the other for the social and services areas.