Five Terraces and a Garden

On a sunny site in Portugal an elegant residence, simply called Five Terraces and a Garden, begs to be entered. The freestanding white residence was designed by Portugal-based art and architecture firm corpo atelier.

As the home’s name suggests, outdoor space was a priority in this design. A bright green lawn circles the residence and tall trees flank the entrance. Five minimalist terraces, stacked like sheets of paper, look down to the garden and out to the distant mountains and sea. The wavering form of the structure allows each terrace a unique space. Some have more light, more square footage, more views, some have less. The residents of this home are never tired of spending their time outdoors as they have such a variety of exterior dwelling spaces.

Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves.