[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Chp Arquitectos have completed a four bedroom house in Belas, Portugal
Sat above a golf course and small eucalyptus forest the four-bedroom house consists of a group of five white volumes contected by interlinking passages.
Built on a steep site the building steps down slope the with the core of the house, which contains the entrance hall and living areas, split over two levels. From this central building passages lead to a lower kitchen and dining room to the east, and three bedroom pavilions to the north, south and west.
According to London-born Alfonso Fernandes, the managing partner of the Lisbon-based practice, the scheme was ‘based on the main aspects of traditional Portuguese architecture’ and paid ‘special attention to the balance and harmony’ between each of the blocks.
Architects Chp Arquitectos with Carolina Queimado
Start on site July 2010
Date of completion February 2012
Gross internal floor area 350m²
Structural engineer Viatunel
Services engineer Viatunel
Quantity surveyor Client
Planning supervisor Client
Main contractor Tetrapod