Hidden House in Lagos, Portugal

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyKerimov Architects
ArtistShamsudin Kerimov
Design TeamShamsudin Kerimov, Ekaterina Kudinova, Tatiana Cherkasova
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The 800 sq. m house is on a cliff, near the ocean, in a natural environment. The project had to follow the main requirement of the local municipality: it should be almost invisible, not change the landscape, and not stand out in the environment, since the cliff in which the house is located is visible from the downtown. The house is well-integrated into the landscape: from the side of the road, the building seems to be one-story, but from the side of the ocean and the downtown it is almost invisible. The atrium structure is at the heart of the design. The project uses solar energy.