Cubic holiday house hides amongst trees in the Portuguese countryside

The vacation home designed by Pablo Pita is an elementary volume distributed on two levels, with large openings to immerse the interiors in the lush, hilly landscape.

A small summer house nestles into the sloping topography, hiding among the dense vegetation of the Vila de Muros countryside, near the Douro river in Portugal.

Pablo Pita Architects designed a simple, abstract volume on two levels: on the upper floor, the open-plan living room is defined by a central wooden core, which compacts the services; on the lower floor there are three bedrooms.

Full-height openings frame the hilly landscape from Forja House. The exterior of the house is characterised by a concrete water tank, which ties to an existing granite wall and a path used by the animals.

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