A Modern House On A Challenging Sloped Terrain [Video]

Negotiating the challenging, sloped terrain, this modern home design in Santa Maria Da Feira, Portugal, is arranged to prioritise beautiful open views and a peaceful connection with the garden. Created by architectural firm Atelier Lopes da Costa, the luxury house is focussed principally toward the south, where it embraces an outdoor swimming pool and an attached sundeck on two sides. The elbow that links the two oblique volumes of the home is a glazed corridor, which bridges the dipped, grassy garden beneath. The south/north-oriented slope of the site produces a false basement, which pockets a cosy TV lounge and covered parking spaces between the support areas.