House in Barcelos, Portugal – Rui Grazina
This modern house, designed by Rui Grazina seems to have been implanted in its green surroundings. The architect explains:‘The goal was to produce spaces open to the landscape and the views, but also secluded and isolated ones,’ ‘The transitions between inside and outside were very important, as they generated interesting spatial events.’
The wavy area of the site was a challenge to build on but at the same time it inspired the architect and defined the result. That’s also why on its western side, the house only shows one floor, with the social areas and on the east, you can see two floors with the private rooms on top. Finally an outside staircaise/hallway unites exterior and interior.
Photos courtesy Nelson Garrido