Children drawing inspired Portuguese house

Beautifully bold and unapologetically daring, it comes as no surprise to learn that the ‘House in Ourem’ project belongs to architect Filipe Saraiva and his family. Inspired by the stereotypical house shape found in childhood drawings the world over, its black concrete panels and exaggerated structure stands in stark contrast to the rural Portuguese surroundings. Let’s take a closer look at this intriguing Portuguese home.
Saraiva created the basic shape of the house by extending the pentagon form longitudinally over the land’s descending slope. At nearly 4.5m tall, the house stands proudly amid the idyllic natural landscape, straddled by a scattering of olive trees and a stretch of cantilevered stepping stones.

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