Pereira Miguel Arquitectos designed this beautifully integrated house located in Comporta, Portugal.
At first sight the house feels like a shelter that sits in its surroundings as if it had always been there, but looking completely fresh, cool, new and spectacular. The undulating shape echoes the gently sloping sand dunes, and its hard and angular surface planes contrast beautifully with the rounded shapes of the surrounding trees.
Although it seems that the house was built into the existing dunes, the exact opposite happened. They built the dunes so that they could situate the house under them.
From each section, the view and feel are different from the others. With the constant action of the forces of nature, the view will also shift year by year, season by season, inviting contemplation and creating harmony.
Photos by FG+SG