Textual content description offered by the architects. The undertaking is positioned in a rural space alongside the Alentejo coast of Portugal, the place rammed earth building has had an extended historical past. The goal of the design is to create a well-balanced up to date design following strict native laws, adopting the normal building methodology and integrating it into the native panorama. The only-story structure lined by one inclined roof naturally follows the slope of the land. Taking into account of numerous views from completely different views round the home, two perpendicular architectural volumes – one with social applications (kitchen, eating, and dwelling) and the opposite with non-public applications (bedrooms and bogs) – intersect with one another creating 4 exterior patios in 4 respective corners:
The North patio, dealing with the cork oak forest, creates the principle entrance to the home, connecting with an out of doors bathe the place the proprietor can retailer his surfboards and bathe intimately with nature earlier than getting into the home; -The East patio, subsequent to the kitchen, the place the first-morning espresso may be loved within the morning daylight; -The South patio, with views to oranges timber and decrease hills, a giant wooden terrace is created with shading canopies the place outside group eating may be accommodated; -The West patio creates non-public terraces for the 2 visitor suites with views to a different cork oak forest within the distance.
The place the 2 perpendicular volumes intersect there’s a central patio with an outdated olive tree planted beneath a round roof opening. The patio is enclosed by full glazings, offering pure gentle and a particular ambiance to the central space of the home, turning into the focus of the general interiors.