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Hillside House In Portugal Balances The Indoor & Outdoor Space

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Achieving a balance between nature, agriculture and traditional architecture was said to be their main challenge.

“Our strategy was to interfere as little as possible: one enters the house in the upper part of the plot, through a wall that evokes the region’s traditional slate buildings, and descends onto the house’s core — a social space split in two levels,” the architects said. “From this space, the house’s volume breaks and extends along the topography in a subtle yet effective separation between social and intimate.”

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For every functional area, they are placed on a different level and they all provide an optimum indoor-outdoor balance.

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