This project in Vilamoura, Portugal, follows a simple design and makes the most clean white walls and finishes
The architects of this impressive house in Portugal, Corpo Atelier, were inspired by the location and also by a quote from Raul Brandão in “Os pescadores”, a book that describes the lives of Portuguese fishermen and the landscapes and buildings that surrond them.
“Sky of a fainting blue - beneath, a slap of whitewash. Reverberation of sun and the bluest blue, the whitest white. Cubes, geometric lines, animal light that trembles and vibrates like the wings of a cicada.” Raul Brandão
Commenting on the project the architects said: "Empty plots of similar shapes and sizes have been aligned along a golf course, setting a frame for the new urbanization of detached houses. Nothing was built. Due to the degree of uncertainty regarding future constructions, the house becomes introverted."
"Two white walls (almost) completely withdraws any direct contact from future neighbours, setting clear boundaries. Between them, an architectural inner landscape of cubic shapes, each arranging a single function, provides a sense of security and protection while carefully framing the distant landscape. Only a horizontal volume, containing the swimming pool, contradicts this logic projecting itself to the South, emerging from the walls to offer a possibility of volunteered exposure, for a brief moment, before returning to the house."