Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nestled within a golf course in southern Portugal, the 'Casa Vale do Lobo' by Portuguese architect Vasco Vieira of Arqui+ adds a new look to the province, epitomized by the elevated swimming pool constantly cascading onto the reflecting pool below. As it borders open public ground, the architect utilized the structure of the residence itself to denote private and common spaces by developing the floor plan into the shape of a 'U', with continuous solid outer walls and transparent glazing forming the inner walls. This allows the owner to have privacy from nearby activities while maintaining distance from the general public..