The Sambade House from architectural firm spaceworkers sprawls along in the countryside of Penafiel, Portugal.
The long, flat volume stretches out over undulating ground, staying even on top of its partially-subterranean lower level.
Floor-to-ceiling windows line one side of the rectangular concrete home, opening it up to constant natural light.
The home’s opposite façade 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.
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.
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.