This Weekend House is located in the south of Portugal, in a very beautiful small village, a small settlement for fishermen that lived off the tuna traps, that was almost destroyed since the 70’s by the pressure of tourism. From the first floor of the house, besides the chaotic surroundings, you can enjoy the marvellous sunset over the sea and Ria Formosa. On the ground floor every space can be opened, including the two children bedrooms, an enclosed courtyard where summer life happens and just at the far end of the plot a small guesthouse. On the street side the openings have the wood latticework screen typical from this South. The house is built in earthy coloured concrete inside and white plaster on the outside as all houses around it. It is like a Kinder Surprise in reverse.

Date: 2014 | Location: Cabanas de Tavira, Portugal | Client: Tiago Fortunato | Architecture: Patrícia Barbas, Diogo Lopes
Collaborators: Alessia Spirito, Guilherme Oliveira, Maria Romani, Sérgio Catumba | Images: Barbas Lopes Arquitectos | Area: 450 m2 | Budget: N/A