Bright Days: Long, Flat Concrete Home With a Glass Wall



 

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The Sambade House from architectural firm spaceworkers sprawls along in the countryside of Penafiel, Portugal.

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The long, flat volume stretches out over undulating ground, staying even on top of its partially-subterranean lower level.

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Floor-to-ceiling windows line one side of the rectangular concrete home, opening it up to constant natural light.

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The home’s opposite fa├žade features an inset glass courtyard near the entrance. A small plant bed and a single tree occupy this space, seeming to sit inside the home itself.

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The dining room, sitting at one corner of the home, is glassed in on two sides. Both sides can open up, creating a unique open-air dining area.

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The roof of the second level extends outward to protect the terraces. The terraces themselves form an overhang for the lower-level outdoor areas and the attached garage. A long swimming pool just outside the dining room is the perfect finishing touch to this one-of-a-kind Portuguese home.

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