The Private Portuguese House by Rui Grazina is Sleek and Modern

 - Aug 7, 2012
References: ruigrazina & frameweb
The Private Portuguese House by Rui Grazina is a modern abode that blends into its natural surroundings. Located near Barcelos, Portugal, the two-level linear structure features an area that sits atop a hill while another lays inserted into the ground.

Aiming to create a mix of open and secluded spaces, architect Grazina's creation merges with its topography. While this sleek home's social and entertainment areas are situated on its ground level, the first floor is home to more private spaces.

An exterior staircase separates the Private Portuguese House by Rui Grazina into two opposing areas. Making a subtle move from social to private, this modern multi-level home is designed to fit into its surrounding natural environment. With a mix of above and below-ground spaces, this seemingly minimalist structure features a highly complex structural concept.