- Name: Elliptic House
- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Size: 4,305 sq. ft.
- Built: 2014
Conceived as an artistic conception based on a geometric shape and a volume sculpted by the landscape, the Elliptic House is a realization of architectural balance between fullness and emptiness, weight and airiness, light and shade. As if it were deliberately architected to emphasize the relationship between shadow and light and thus, the real and the imagined dimensions of physical and virtual spaces.
“It is in this ambience that the house should be experienced, without being aware of where the house begins and ends,” describes the architect. “The fluidity and lightness of its organic design reflects natural shapes, thus defining the house architecturally in its natural setting. and that is the intention for when the building work is completed.”
With its elliptical base, the house is deliberately sculptural and organic. It is shaped by the wind and the sea that wants to embrace the wide floating oval which subtly delimits the central patio of the house. With this, a contemporary, dynamic balance was reached, and the perfection of its fluid symmetry is revealed.
- Architect: Mario Martins Atelier
- Developer: Algrave Property Concept
- Contractor: Ilha & Ilha, lda
- Photography: Fernando Guerra
- Location: Praia da Luz, Portugal