Modern House in a Wall in Portugal by Sérgio Koch

Sérgio Koch designed this modern House in a Wall located in Porto, Portugal. Description by Sérgio Koch: The house sits in a street corner, flanked by stone walls which were retrieved to their original height. Intending, thereby maintaining a symbolic elements of the city, reinforced by the fact that the volumetry of the house does not exceed the height of the walls. The house develops along a single floor, and […]


Luxurious and Contemporary Clifftop Villa in Algarve, Portugal

If you happen to visit Portugal, you may want to check out this clifftop villa located in Monte Santo Estevao with magical views over Praia da Luz. The villa is available to rent here: spaces42 and casamoderna. Description: A luxury and contemporary home set in a unique location on a beautiful escarpment meadow, minutes from the beach, with wonderful views of the algarve coastline and pretty village of Praia da Luz. Located […]


Laidback Casa No Tempo in Portugal by João and Andreia Rodrigues and Aires Mateus

João and Andreia Rodrigues in collaboration with design firm Manuel Aires Mateus renovated an old family farm into a laidback bed and breakfast Casa No Tempo just outside Lisbon, Portugal.  Description by the architects: “Casa No Tempo” has been in the family for many years. It was our granddad’s will that we look after it until the next generation. Being aware of his vision we tried to aim higher, connecting […]


Polygonal Casa Varatojo in Portugal by Atelier Data

Atelier Data designed this unique polygonal Casa Varatojo in Torres Vedras, Portugal. Description by Atelier Data: The Varatojo House is placed on a Hill, east from the city of Torres Vedras, Portugal. Set in a polygonal configuration plot and given its sun exposure (predominantly North/South) and also its main Northern wind direction, the design strategy began by considering the following issues: Promoting relationship between building and landscape, taking advantage of […]


Gorgeous House in Miramar by e348 Arquitectura

e|348 Arquitectura designed this gorgeous house in Miramar, Portugal. Description by e|348 Arquitectura: It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself – consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage. Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its […]


Strikingly Red Casa das Artes in Portugal by Future Architecture Thinking

Lisbon-based architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and multimedia firm  Future Architecture Thinking has designed the Casa das Artes (House of the Arts), a contemporary arts center and cultural meeting place in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. Aside from its unique geometric shape, what sets aside this structure from any other else in the world is its eye-catching red color. According to the architects, the House of the Arts expresses the meeting between […]


Sensational House in Leiria by A2+ Arquitectos

Portuguese studio A2+ Arquitectos designed the Xieira 02 located in Leiria, Portugal. This contemporary project’s main feature is a fluid concrete facade that envelops the entire residence. Photos by FG + SG


Beautiful Motherhood Mural Spotted in Portugal

Deconstructed art is alive in Portugal. Following our post last year, street artist Alexandre Farto a.k.a Vhils created another beautiful art on São Miguel island in Azores, Portugal as part of the Walk & Talk Festival. The concept is a mother holding her proverbial infant child. Using the same technique with his previous artworks, he carefully chips away the surface of the walls’ old layers revealing dramatically textured large-scale portraits.   [via]


A Quiet Stroll Beneath Lovely Umbrellas

Don’t you find it serene to walk along a shaded path? And wouldn’t it be nicer if those shades were as lovely as these colorful umbrellas? Thanks to Flickr photographer Patrícia Almeida, we get to grab at least part of that experience through her photos of these umbrella installations in Portugal. [via]