House in Estoril

The house is located in one of the so characteristic Estoril neighborhoods that had their origin in a summer occupation and expanded along the edge of the so-called Costa do Sol. It is an orthogonal grid, with dense articulation, narrow streets and small-scale plots. The house has a personal relation with the Client: It represents the journey of a lifetime of a family that has lived in several places around the world.


In this Alsatian village, urban policies are sparse but straightforward: Do as your neighbor; and all neighbors agree. The house only shows a tile-covered gable roof, hiding the contemporary loft underneath. Ground floor is a free space, totally opened to the south-facing garden; simply structured by a sauna and a shelf.