Dec 08, 2015 / Architecture
Fonte Boa House by João Mendes Ribeiro

Fonte Boa House is a minimalist residence located in Fonte Boa, Portugal, designed by João Mendes Ribeiro. The house is located in the west side of the estate, protected from the main road, taking advantage of the best sun exposure, the surrounding trees and the views over the valley. The accurate position of the house was set so that there wouldn’t be major changes in the terrain, maintaining the existing slope and preserving all the existing trees. A succession of platforms leads to the entrance of the house, which is protected by a windbreak door. Inside, both floors are organized in three parts, with a core stairs and utility area that, on the ground floor, divides the dining from the living room and, on the first floor, separates the two main bedrooms.