House in Alcobaça by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
By Eric • Dec 27, 2011
Braga-based studio Topos Atelier de Arquitectura has recently completed the House in Alcobaça project.
As its name suggests, this 2,900 square foot single story home is located in is located in Alcobaça, a city in Leiria District and Oeste Subregion, Portugal.
House in Alcobaça by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura:
“In the elaboration of this project, due to our client’s fascination by the landscape’s beauty, we tried to produce an architecture that minimized disturbances to the environment. We chose a mono-oriented plan, which was rationalized and simplified to be inscribed in the plot’s width.
Instead of providing the environment for the object “house”, the land was shaped to blend with the architecture and integrate it as if it were a work of Land Art. The procedure was effective to preserve the sights, improve sustainability and ultimately to allow nature to return to the place that belongs to her, to strengthen the feeling of being able to inhabit the landscape.”
Photos by: Xavier Antunes
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