Portuguese practice SAMF Arquitectos have designed the Casa dos Caseiros located in Mesão Frio, Portugal. Built for the caretaker of Quinta da Boavista, the small house replaces an existing agricultural construction.
From the architects, “It is the reinterpretation of a vernacular typology composed of simple volumes set at a right angle to the stone wall of the terraces that shape the landscape. Upon arrival at the estate, the house sits at the entrance, slightly detached but perfectly integrated into the group of constructions that possess a strong homogeneous character. This character is given by the simple white volumes covered with ceramic roof tiles, retaining walls in local stone, wooden trellis and remaining carpentry painted a deep blue.”