Palheiro: Contemporary Living in Esmoriz
Palheiro in Esmoriz, Portugal, is a contemporary twist on the traditional fishermen’s house by Pedro Henrique Arquiteto. Designed in 2022, it embodies the essence of regional heritage while embracing modernity.
This house, with its concrete structure and wood accents, dialogues with the past and future. Accessible via a raised ramp, it features terraces that extend the interior. Inside, a central staircase organizes the space over two floors, with social areas, bedrooms, and ample living spaces, all highlighting the seamless blend of tradition and contemporary design.
Palheiro: A Modern Rebirth of Tradition
“Palheiro,” located in Esmoriz, offers a modern reinterpretation of the 19th-century fishermen’s houses dotting the Portuguese coastline. This project, steeped in regional heritage, creates a dialogue across time, connecting past, present, and future.
The structure, made entirely of concrete, features wood accents on its facades, reflecting both strength and elegance. This material also enhances the rhythmic covers, adding a touch of tradition.
Innovative Access and Outdoor Connection
Access to Palheiro is via a ramp, elevated from the ground and resembling coastal walkways. This feature leads to terraces that extend the interior space outdoors. Large sliding windows and shutters on these terraces offer both openness and protection.
Inside, a central staircase becomes a focal point, organizing and amplifying the living spaces.
Functional Elegance on Two Floors
Palheiro spans two floors: the ground floor hosts the social area, master bedroom, and a bathroom. The first floor offers a spacious rest area, an additional bedroom, another bathroom, and storage, ensuring functionality and style coexist seamlessly.
Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio
Visit Pedro Henrique Arquiteto- by Matt Watts