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Portuguese Architecture

Three Courtyard House
Residential

The Three Courtyard House / Extrastudio

The Three Courtyard House is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum – the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long,…

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Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati
Architecture, Residential

Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati

Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati added concrete fins to the walls of this house in Alentejo, about 10 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean, which splay outwards and inwards like the flaps of an open box to provide shade for a garden within. The rural region in central Portugal  is renowned for its vineyards, as well as the cork forests used to supply bottle…

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