House Ourem By Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos

Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos have designed a modern family house that sits on a slightly sloped piece of farmland in Melroeira - Ourém, Portugal. #Architecture #ModernFamilyHouse #ModernHouse

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

 

Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos have designed a modern family house that sits on a slightly sloped piece of farmland in Melroeira – Ourém, Portugal.

 

Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos have designed a modern family house that sits on a slightly sloped piece of farmland in Melroeira - Ourém, Portugal. #Architecture #ModernFamilyHouse #ModernHouse

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The design of the house was inspired by the way a child draws a house with just 5 lines, a rectangle and two squares. The pentagon at the front of the house is composed by five lines represents the walls and the roof, while the rectangle is meant to represent the door and the squares, the windows.


Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos have designed a modern family house that sits on a slightly sloped piece of farmland in Melroeira - Ourém, Portugal. #Architecture #ModernFamilyHouse #ModernHouse

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

At the side of the house is a path that leads to the front door, that’s somewhat hidden underneath a cover of weathered steel.


At the side of the house is a path that leads to the front door, that's somewhat hidden underneath a cover of weathered steel. #HouseEntry #FrontDoor #Architecture

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

From inside the house, the wood front door is tucked into a slight alcove, and beside the front door is a music room.


This modern wood front door is tucked into a slight alcove, and beside the front door is a music room. #WoodFrontDoor #FrontDoor #WoodDoor

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The music room, which is set up with a record player and a relaxing lounge chair look out through a black-framed glass wall that provides a view into the garage.


This modern house has a music room, which is set up with a record player and a relaxing lounge chair look out through a black-framed glass wall that provides a view into the garage. #MusicRoom #InteriorDesign #GlassWall

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

At the other end of the music room it opens up to the main social areas of the house. A large round wood dining table is surrounded by black chairs that tie in with the black window frames.


In this modern house, a large round wood dining table is surrounded by black chairs that tie in with the black window frames. #ModernDiningRoom #WoodDiningTable #RoundDiningTable #Windows

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Large windows fill the social areas with an abundance of natural light, and on cool nights, the family can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in one of the sitting areas.


Large windows fill the social areas of this modern house with an abundance of natural light, and on cool nights, the family can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in one of the sitting areas. #ModernInterior #Fireplace #Windows

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Behind this sitting area is another lounge area, this time the couch is focused on a low cabinet with television.


A large wall of windows floods this modern house with natural light. #Windows #ModernHouseDesign #LivingRoom

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Also in this part of the house is the kitchen. Wood cabinets with light countertops add a natural element to the mostly white interior.


This modern kitchen has wood cabinets with light countertops add a natural element to the mostly white interior. #ModernWoodKitchen #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign #WoodCabinets

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

At the end of the kitchen is a glass enclosed wine cellar with shelving and crates for storage.


This black framed glass enclosed wine cellar has shelving and crates for wine storage. #WineCellar #WineStorage #WineRoom

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Connecting the social areas of the home with the bedrooms and other areas of the home is a simple wood staircase between white walls.


Connecting the social areas of this modern house with the bedrooms and other areas of the home is a simple wood staircase between white walls. #WoodStairs #ModernInteriorDesign

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

At the top of the stairs is a loft area that’s been set up as a library / home office. A shelving unit runs along the wall and acts as a bookshelf and storage unit. A large white table provides space for four people to work at and underneath the window is a couch for relaxed reading.


This loft area has been set up as a library / home office. A shelving unit runs along the wall and acts as a bookshelf and storage unit. A large white table provides space for four people to work at and underneath the window is a couch for relaxed reading. #ModernLibrary #HomeOffice #Shelving

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The windows in the library are angled to follow the line of the roof, while another large window runs alongside the interior hallway, filling it with light.


These modern windows are angled to follow the line of the roof, while another large window runs alongside the interior hallway, filling it with light. #ModernWindows #AngledWindows

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Also upstairs are the bedrooms. In the master bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows add natural light and a door opens the bedroom up to a private courtyard.


In this master bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows add natural light, while a door opens the bedroom up to a private courtyard. #ModernBedroom

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Connecting the master bedroom and the ensuite bathroom, is a long row of cabinets that act as a walk-through closet.


A long row of minimalist cabinets that act as a walk-through closet, connecting the master bedroom with the bathroom. #Closets #Wardrobe #InteriorDesign

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

In the master bathroom, there’s a large shower behind a glass screen, while a freestanding oval bathtub looks out onto the courtyard.


In this master bathroom, there's a large shower behind a glass screen, while a freestanding oval bathtub looks out onto the courtyard. #MasterBathroom #Windows #BathroomDesign

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The courtyard has a small wood patio area and the rest is covered in rippled sand.


This small and private courtyard off the master bedroom has a small wood patio area and the rest is covered in rippled sand. #ModernHouseDesign #Courtyard #Windows

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Back inside and there’s another bedroom. Set up as a kids room, this bedroom has a minimalist white built-in wardrobe and simple shelving. The desk and bed have both been positioned to take advantage of the view from the windows.


This modern kids bedroom has a minimalist white built-in wardrobe and simple shelving. The desk and bed have both been positioned to take advantage of the view from the windows. #KidsBedroom #ModernKidsBedroom #BedroomDesign

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Heading back to the social area downstairs, there’s a large wall of windows that provides access to a covered deck that’s surrounded by wood. The deck has been set up as an outdoor dining and lounging area.


This modern house has a large wall of windows that provides access to a covered deck that's surrounded by wood. The deck has been set up as an outdoor dining and lounging area. #Deck #Architecture #ModernHouse #OutdoorDining

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The deck has views of the street and surrounding farmland, while a stepping stone path leads down to the front garden.


The deck of this modern house has views of the street and surrounding farmland, while a stepping stone path leads down to the front garden. #ModernHouse #Landscaping #Deck

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The front garden has been set up with a circular seating area with benches,  a round firepit and water feature.


This front garden has been set up with a circular seating area with benches, a round firepit and water feature. #Landscaping #LandscapeDesign #ModernGarden #Firepit

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

The path also leads to the side of the house (opposite to the side with the front door), where there’s a terraced landscaped garden with rows of plants.


A path leads to the side of this modern house where there's a terraced landscaped garden with rows of plants. #Garden #ModernGarden #Landscaping

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

At the rear of the house, the wall is finished with semi-transparent material, that when opened reveals the garage.


At the rear of this house, semi-transparent material finishes the house design, and when opened reveals the garage.

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Inside, the garage has a high ceiling, just like the social areas of the house.


This modern house has a large garage with a hitch ceiling and enough room for four cars. #Garage #Architecture #ModernHouse

Photography by Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography | Architecture: Filipe Saraiva | Collaborators: Andreia Correia, Agnieszka Marques | Specialties: Rui Santos, Equação Dupla | Construction: Vigobloco

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