Discover Comporta’s Dune House by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos ♦ Casa do Monte or “The Dune House” – how it is known by the people in the area – is a concrete building hidden beneath the sand which has been conceived by Lisbon-based Pereira Miguel Arquitectos in 2009. The house is like nothing else you have ever seen before, mainly, due to the perfect balance between architecture and landscape that it boasts. Follow Secrets from Portugal below and find everything about this, literally, hidden paradise.
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When you look at Comporta’s Dune House one thing is very clear – the perfect symbiosis between the architecture and the surrounding landscape. This balance is so immaculate that Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, the architecture company who conceived the project even says “Maybe one day we’ll find a goat grazing on our roof, while we’re taking a dip in the pool below”.
When you look right at this house you can see that two artificial sand dunes connect the house to the landscape and extend its limits. In the middle, four concrete arms shelter all living functions, in a crisscross direction. The roof undulates, in a warped shape, creating different interior and exterior atmospheres. Crossing the house through the roof becomes an experience in itself, giving new points of view over the landscape, and reminding us of the old road that crossed it before.
In short, the fundamental idea behind this building is extremely idealistic. In the “Dune House” is not just a house but rather a living space where the boundaries between architecture and nature are nothing else than blurred.
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