Enjoy indoor-outdoor living in this Costa Vicentina home


Sitting adjoining to the ocean on the Southwest Coast of Portugal, this trip home for a Lisbon household takes benefit of the pure environment. The design embraces indoor-outdoor living.

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The exterior of a home at sunset.

Positioned alongside Costa Vicentina Natural Park on a strip of land that ends on the sea, this home takes its inspiration from pure parts. Although the unique home was too far decayed to salvage, GSS Architects relied on the identical foundational define for the brand new buildings to make sure minimal website impression

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The exterior of a home at sunset.

In all, the challenge encompasses 4 buildings with a central shared outside area. The communal area consists of shade, a solarium, consuming areas and different gathering locations equivalent to a hearth pit and vegetable backyard. Designers surrounded the area with native crops and sand to reduce water and upkeep wants. Carefully deliberate outside lighting outlines pathways between the properties and customary areas. 

A walkway leading to a patio area.

The structure is fundamental and streamlined to reduce materials necessities. A stability of conventional design and up to date parts such because the gabled roofs enhanced with rustic and handcrafted tile carry loads of regional character to the challenge.

The patio of a home designed for indoor-outdoor living.

Natural mild is central to the design with inside rooms flooded by way of skylights. Windows additionally function a connection to the outside area. A pergola surrounding the buildings offers temperature management and passive lighting. 

A backyard lit up at night.

The inside design divides the primary living room with a hearth and defines the eating room on the opposite aspect. Materials for the construct had been chosen with regional structure and power effectivity in thoughts. Exterior partitions are blanketed in thermal insulation with an easy-to-maintain end. 

Chairs around a firepit.

Additional supplies embrace cement flooring and PVC combs for waterproofing the home on the basis. The partitions are stucco and painted white for a vivid end, whereas the ceilings depend on wooden

+ GSS Arquitectos 

Via ArchDaily

Images through João Guimarães


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