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Envisioned by architecture practice Carvalho Araújo the rectangular volume that follows nestles a modern mansion with a rooftop pool the proudly enjoys expansive views over the Serra d’Arga mountains, a splendid landscape in the north of Portugal.
The establishment is an elegant mixture of concrete and glass pinned into the sloping terrain that hosted a ruin previously. The architecture practice surged inspiration from the reminiscent idea of the shelter and water tanks, a composition typical for the site in which it resides. As a result the main feature of the home is the rooftop pool and its terrace:
“Above all the water tanks were an important meeting point, a workplace and a symbol of community life.”
The architects are further describing their artwork:
“There are images of villages and farms we have retain forever. The first image that we associate with the terrain and the place is the water tank: public or private, they served to wash and to supply water. […] Above all they were an important meeting point, a workplace and a symbol of community life.”
Photo Courtesy © Hugo Carvalho Araújo