The Watching House
The watching house is a single-family house located in the surroundings of Lisbon – Portugal.
Its proposal is all about inside/outside connections and the play between intimacy and public spaces, using as a privileged ingredient, openings, and natural light.
Established in the center of the village, the house is as a consequence, surrounded by the neighborhood, and submitted to a high and warm solar light exposition.
Multiple stripe lines on the elevations ensure a powerful and expressive character. The little and secretive windows in the facade, offer a diffuse and constant natural light throughout the whole year. The light inside creates a mystic environment while the intimacy of the interior spaces is protected from the outside world.
“The Watching house holds a multiple stripe lines on the elevations that ensure a powerful and expressive character. This is enriched with the combination of two contrasting materials, the white clean facade and the warm rough texture, made with local stones.”
“The aim was to ensure a peaceful atmosphere. The prominent wall follows a path that merges the interior of the house with the exterior. The little and secretive windows in the facade, offer a diffuse and constant natural light throughout the whole year.”
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