- Ntouma Maria
Swimming In The Air: The Wall House on Portuguese Riviera by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
In an area dubbed the Portuguese Riviera, the coastal town of Cascais is where one can find The Wall House, a knockout 1,100 square metre home designed by José Guedes Cruz, César Marques and Marco Marinho of Guedes Cruz Arquitectos. According to the architects, the house was built “like a wall in a Castle not in stone, but in concrete, glass and wood, not only for protection but because of the neighbours and the strong Atlantic Winds.” Anchored around a large courtyard that seamlessly connects the luxury villa’s indoor and outdoor spaces, one side of the property has an expansive glass wall that can be opened for a direct connection between the interiors and the surrounding greenery and Oitavos Dunes Golf Course. Timber slat that attach to the concrete exterior structure act as elegant privacy mechanisms.