In the hills of Monchique, between ups and downs, taking advantage of an extraordinary situation is this single-storey house. Set in a southern slope, with access by small and winding tar road, lies over one of several existing terraces that tear the steep slope into small cultivable levels.
About Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Fernando Guerra has been a pioneer in the way architecture is photographed and divulged. Fifteen years ago, he opened studio FG+SG together with his brother, and both are responsible in large part for the diffusion of Portuguese contemporary architecture in the last fifteen years.
Fernando Guerra was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1970 and obtained a degree in Architecture from Lusíada University (Lisbon), before working as an architect in Macau for five years. Fernando had been taking photographs since he was 16 years old and, in 1999, with his brother Sérgio Guerra, founded the studio 'FG+
LOCATION: Lisboa, Portugal
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Based on a study of the terrain, we identified two striking visuals: the rear of the property, with a beautiful forest landscape; and the front of the lot, which offers an ample view of the setting sun with a field of orange trees in the background.
Casa Tojal is shy and bucolic, from a steep terrain surrounded by olive trees. In a torn gesture, it is born as an integral part of its landscape and it leans over the valley towards the garden that surrounds it.
The office already was well informed about this terrain: neighboring the FL House, we knew that we needed to exploit the front of the lot overlooking the orange tree grove; and the back, with the dense native Atlantic Forest reserve landscape.
This is requested to be a coastal style weekend house for a young couple form São Paulo and their infant kids. It is set in a L shape, blocking the street since it’s located in a corner of two access roads to the beach.
Placed in a land with a native forest surrounding it, the NVD house was designed in order to attend the wishes of a couple with three children: having a weekend residence for relaxing and leisure moments to the family.