Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos completed this contemporary home in 2007.
It is located in Pinhal do Banzão, Colares, Portugal.
Casa no Banzão ll by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos:
“The house is located in the pine forest Banzão in Sintra, overlooking the mountains and represents the desire of the house designed for rest after many years living in the bustle of the city.
There was a pre-existing structure with which the clients had a great connection, so we preserved a few of the materials in order to reuse them.
In this case the place was already established, it is projected on the basis of some key elements in conjunction with the program.
The living room also had to be a ‘music box’ has been studied as such, becomes the core of the house where everything happens: the entryway, the view of mountains, the pergola, garden, patio with olive trees, the change to the area of rooms or technical areas. The experience of the house focuses on contemplation.
The suite is privileged with a view of the mountains while the remaining quarters live around the pool and its seating area and have direct access to the outside.”
Photos courtesy of Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos