This holiday house is situated on the Vilamoura Golf, Algarve, 2 hrs drive from Lisbon. It is located within the golf camps, a short distance from the beach.
When the owners first approached architect José Manuel Matos, they had a clear idea about what they wanted.
Their brief called for an upper level with generous open-plan living rooms and a master suite, while a lower level would be used by their children.
Though conceived within the framework of an uncompromising contemporary architecture, this house demonstrates that a strict design approach can meld seamlessly with the making of a comfortable and dignified home.
In the design for this single family house the sloping site is used as a device for programmatic and volumetric organization.
From inside the huge window strips from floor to ceiling allow a fluid continuity between interior and landscape.
The white minimalist building is a bright element in between the neighbours.
The clear and reduced use of forms continues rigorously in the selection of the material. The facades are white plastered.