House in Tavira by Vitor Vilhena

In Tavira, Portugal, talented artchitect Vitor Vilhena designed an interesting minimalistic single family house. Enjoy!

Description by Vitor Vilhena


South of Portugal, Algarve, Tavira. Here the ocean peeks, while the 400 olive trees surround the house. An old building has to give place to a new one, keeping the two-volume-footprint in the soft topography.


Based on the area occupied by the pre-existence, maintaining the orientation of the housing compartments south, the architectural concept seeks to create two parcels with separate identities, including one volume with irregular geometry and other volume of regular geometry that communicate through a glass hallway. The surrounding outdoors relate to the terrain, landscape and vegetation.

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- by Matt Watts