House in Moledo, by Eduardo Souto Moura, 1991-1998 - in Moledo do Minho, Caminha, Portugal
The house was built on land that was formerly farmland, with a good view over the Atlantic Ocean in a small town in northern Portugal.
The recovery of the house is a topic investigated by Souto de Moura for many years.
By observing the evolution of his research seems obvious that constantly come to a kind of pattern based on a floor of a rectangular shape with two or three sides and a blind forehead, usually formed by a wall of stained glass whose elements are aligned with the facade main house. The space distribution and service areas occupy the interior generated.
This typology is derived from the idea of a release with a series of enclosed spaces that generate functionally hierarchical.
(sorry for the pictures. I couldn’t find better ones)