casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira
casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira
aug 15, 2008

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

‘casa tóló’ is the creation of portuguese architect álvaro leite siza vieira, son of the 1992 pritzker prize winner álvaro siza vieira. located on a steep hill in northern portugual, siza was confronted with a difficult building site. instead of fighting the natural environment, the architect embraced it using the slope as the home’s main characteristic. the home begins at the top of the hill and slowly reveals itself as you descend down the outdoor staircase. the home was designed as a vacation home for the architect’s cousin, wife and children. despite the familiar connection the home was built on a tight budget of 150,000 usd. the various rooms are divided among the levels, each one even has its own patio space. despite the frontal exposure to the hot sun, the residence is cooled by the earth which surrounds it on three sides.

photographs © fg+sg/fernando guerra

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

casa tóló by álvaro leite siza vieira

  • this house is amazing. I want to visit one day.

    kyle steed says:
  • 1st impression…This is something different and awesome.
    2nd impression….mmmmmmmm

    Last impression
    A good project, BUT in its nature it is too aggressive and EXTREMELY IMPOSING in the landscape and functionality.

    IMAGINE yourself living there…

    Ps. anyways, I would like to visit this house by the son of Siza.

    FDO says:
  • Ah yes, but think of what great thighs one would have from going up and down all those stairs.

    mmm says:

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