josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
 

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida

photographer josé campos has documented eduardo souto de moura’s ‘house in arrabida’, a dwelling that was completed in 2002 after eight years of planning and construction. located in western portugal, approximately 50 kilometers from lisbon, the two-storey home has been embedded into the landscape in response to local building regulations.

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
all images by josé campos

 

 

the unobtrusive property adopts a low profile with only the chimney stack visible from the adjacent pathway. internally, the deceptively spacious house belies its external appearance. the entrance is found within a sunken courtyard at the rear of the property. here, a tree rises out of the patio providing shade for a small dining table. a lounge and adjoining kitchen form the home’s primary living accommodation.

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the two-storey home has been embedded into the landscape

 

 

a hallway then leads to a separate wing that contains a bedroom, a bathroom, and a large office. throughout the scheme, substantial windows ensure generous views of the picturesque landscape. a stairway provides access to a basement level, which houses two further bedrooms, a bathroom, storage areas, and technical facilities. the white stucco-clad property also includes a separate garage, situated closer to the road.

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
only the chimney stack is visible from the adjacent pathway

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the unobtrusive property adopts a low profile

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the entrance is found within a sunken courtyard at the rear of the property

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
a tree rises out of the patio providing shade for a small dining table

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the entrance to ‘house in arrabida’

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
a lounge and adjoining kitchen form the home’s primary living accommodation

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
a basement level houses two further bedrooms

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the bathroom with cylindrical marble sink

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
substantial openings ensure generous views of the landscape

josé campos photographs eduardo souto de moura's house in arrabida
the secluded dwelling is surrounded by rolling countryside

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