Clean and minimal, the Serralves House brings simplicity to the forefront. A sleek concrete cube forms the home's exterior. Like a cement fortress, there are only two entrances to the inside — through the garage and the garden. Openings have been left to a minimum, giving the structure a monolithic presence. The interior is divided into two level with the main living area on the ground floor and the bedrooms above. It follows the same restricted palette with bare, white walls and hardwood floors. Unlike the front, the rear is fitted with large openings allowing in natural light and views of the backyard.
Photos: Nelson Garrido / João Vieira de Campos