Rests on the ridge of an old town in northern Portugal, the Ponte de Lima House is a poetic residence created by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize.
Architects: Eduardo Souto De Moura
Location: Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Photography: Luis Ferreira Alves
This white plastered concrete home stands out from its natural surroundings as a place affording shelter, the only door in the northern wall which may be reached from a sculptural outdoor staircase while a large pool in the basement overlooks the surrounding greenery with long floor to ceiling windows.
There is a suspended fence on the eastern facade, it shelters but does not cover, letting the tree grow taller than the house.
The green roof returns the space occupied by the building to the landscape.