The Single-Family Home in Central Portugal Is Set into the Expressive Valley Landscape
For the Fonte Boa House in central Portugal, João Mendes Ribeiro riffed on the archetypal single-family home to create a minimalist monolith. From the outside, the two-story rectangular volume is crisp, smooth, and white peppered with windows at irregular intervals and sizes; the internal structure follows a more regular flow directed by a strong linear axis running from the large picture window through the opposite end of the Fonte Boa House and down a concrete walkway into the wine cellar. The house is elevated on two slabs of concrete to offer a leveled platform without disturbing the natural landscape—in previous centuries, the balmy valley was home to a Roman villa.
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