PROD Architecture latest project
Taking the traditional, archetypal silhouette of the gabled house, PROD Architecture & Design has disrupted the enclosed form of the shape by combining four of them into one expansive and continuous shape. The result is a beautifully stark and airy holiday home for a family of four in the north of Portugal. Joined by an interstitial space in the middle, the three-storey complex features a garage, wine cellar and laundry room at basement level, the kitchen, dining room and sleeping quarters at ground level, and a quiet study at mezzanine level. Patinated pine boards provide a warm counterweight to the granite structures, while the floor-to-ceiling glazed windows can be fully retracted to remove the boundary between interior and exterior.