A House Of Curves On The Coast

Mario Martins Atelier have designed this modern and sculptural house in Luz, Portugal, that's based on the geometric shape of an ellipse.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 

Mario Martins Atelier have designed this sculptural house in Luz, Portugal, that’s based on the geometric shape of an ellipse.

 

Mario Martins Atelier have designed this modern and sculptural house in Luz, Portugal, that's based on the geometric shape of an ellipse.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The designing the house the architect mentions that “a balance was sought between fullness and emptiness, weight and airiness, light and shade, or, the object and its image”.

At the front of the home, the solid curved walls are combined with cut-outs and windows to create a unique appearance.


Mario Martins Atelier have designed this modern and sculptural house in Luz, Portugal, that's based on the geometric shape of an ellipse.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The curved wall from the front of the home wraps around to rear and opens to reveal a large elliptical cut-out.


This modern house features a curved wall that wraps around from the front to the rear and opens to reveal a large elliptical cut-out.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The multi-level home has been deliberately shaped to look like the wind and sea have organically shaped it.


This multi-level modern and sculptural house house has been deliberately shaped to look like the wind and sea have organically shaped it.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

A large landscaped backyard is home to a swimming pool and tiered outdoor patio area, set up for lounging.


This modern sculptural house has a large landscaped backyard that's home to a swimming pool and tiered outdoor patio area, set up for lounging. A large ellipse cut out in the house design adds a sculptural touch.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The bedrooms are located within the curve at one end of the home, and at the other end is the living areas.


The bedrooms in this modern sculptural house are located within the curve at one end of the home, and at the other end is the living areas.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Separating the bedrooms from the living areas is a simple water feature with a path crossing over it.


This modern house has a simple water feature that separates the bedrooms from the main living and dining area.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The kitchen, dining and living room all share the same space that’s filled with natural light from the large sliding doors that open up to the patio area.


In this modern house with a white interior, the kitchen, dining and living room all share the same space that's filled with natural light from the large sliding doors that open up to the patio area.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

A curved staircase with a large circular window leads you to the upper level of the home.


Inside this modern house with a white interior is a curved staircase with a large circular window that leads you to the upper level of the home.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

On the top level of the home, there’s an additional bedroom and access to the top of the ellipse. From this angle you can see that the house has uninterrupted views of the sea.


This modern house has a large ellipse cut out of a section of the design to create a sculptural design.

Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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