Portuguese House Reveals Multiple Meanings

This vacation home came about as a result of a competition between three offices. Its official designer was Pedro Reis. This subtle two-story centers around the kitchen, in concurrence with the trend all over the West. Its program is divided into two, intersecting spaces: half is reserved for service and private areas; the other is for more social areas. The bottom form seems to reflect the natural context. Its prefab construction is lain within the earth, juxtaposed with the first story which was designed to appear to levitate above the ground.

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