Two stark concrete houses in Lisbon feature secluded courtyards with overflowing ponds and swimming pools.
Designed by Portuguese architects Bak Gordon, the residences replace industrial sheds in the Santa Isabel district.
Residents enter the single-storey houses through bright yellow doors that interrupt the rough grey concrete facade.
Windows face inwards towards the private courtyards, turning away from overbearing apartment blocks that closely surround the houses.
There are many such places in Lisbon – more or less old, deeper or more open to the sky, but always very impenetrable.
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Photographs by Fernando Guerra