House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

HOUSE IN CASCAIS

Openbook Architecture

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
Portugal

MANUFACTURERS
Panoramah!®

STRUCTURES
Point Up

YEAR
2020

ARCHITECTURE
Openbook

AREA
6189 Ft²

SPECIALTIES
Joule, Lda + Galvão Teles, Lda + Campo D'água

LANDSCAPING
Nuno Jacinto, Arq

This Private House in Cascais makes the most of its hilltop location.

House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

The architectural concept evolves around fitting the structure in its natural surroundings.

The exterior spatial perception of the house is projected onto the green treetops stretching as far as the eye can see.

The design animating this project is born out of the play between the rectangular shapes of the building and the adjacent landscape while allowing for an excellent functional distribution of the space on a terrain that has significant differences in elevation.

House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

The main entrance opens onto an atrium that is two floors high. It acts as the “central axis” of the house to which the different parts of the home are linked. 

House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Facing west, the residence creates a dynamic dialogue with its garden, pool, and wider landscape.

House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

It projects a harmonious transition that balances functionality with aesthetics.

The materials used - concrete, timber, and travertine - allow their various textures and colors to be intertwined with the splendor of nature.


House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
House in Cascais
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG


House in Cascais
East Elevation
House in Cascais
North elevation
House in Cascais
South elevation
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Implantation


House in Cascais
Section A
House in Cascais
Section B


House in Cascais
Plan - Ground floor
House in Cascais
Plan - 1st basement
House in Cascais
Plan - 2nd basement

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