House in Grandola
Bak Gordon Architects
Bak Gordon Arquitectos came up with this geometrical composition of abstract volumes that rises in the landscape of southern Portugal’s Alentejo region.
The Portuguese firm headed by Ricardo Bak Gordon designed this residence located in a vast plain of the Alentejo region, a territory characterized by its different tones of red and brown dotted with the green of holm oak trees. The south wall rises from a pool of water like a sounding board for the whole landscape.
The more social spaces are laid out behind this wall, while the private rooms are placed in the other wing, lit by an inner courtyard. The shape and geometry of the spaces, the abstraction of the openings, and the building’s immersion in the landscape – owing to the earthy colors of the lime mortar – all contribute to a unique sensory experience.