This bold geometric residence designed by GGLL Atelier architects is located in Portugal on the Northern outskirts of Lisbon. It is a contemporary three bedroom dream home that was designed for a family of four. This hillside home appears as the layering of a white volume atop a grey volume. The slant of the roof, which correlates with the wall, echoes the incline of the hill. While in juxtaposition, the grey base volume nestles neatly into the hillside. The home is actually in an L-shape to shelter the patio from the winds that sweep across the adjacent golf course. The upper white level contains the living rooms, library, and bedrooms which are the most frequently utilized space in the home. The grey lower level houses the garage, a cinema, game room and wine cellar. It also opens to the patio and pool areas. A terrance with wonderful views of the surrounding landscape is located on the roof of the home.
The interior of the home retains the boldness of the exterior shape through a primarily black and white palette and rather masculine styling. The wood floor, supple black leather sofas and soft texture of the rug bring contrast and warmth to window lined the living room. The high ceiling expresses the crisp lines of the exterior of the white volume and is accented with an angular contemporary light fixture.
On the lower level, the lounge area opens out to the cleanly sculpted patio and pool area. As previously stated, this outdoor space is protected from the strong winds by the home itself, but further this layout also allows for increased privacy for the patio and pool. This beautifully bold creation must be a highlight of the golf course landscape on which it resides.
Architecture: GG. LL atelier – Gabriela Gonçalves, arqtª, Leonel Lopes, arqtº
Design Team: Miguel Malaquias, arqtº, Gary Barber, arqtº, José Doroana, arqtº; Ana Braga, arqtª
Structural engineer: Betar, Miguel Villarengº
Photography © FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra