José Adrião Arquitetos have designed worth-seeing detached houses in Estoril Beach. Let’s meet then this outstanding project.
The detached houses at Praia do Estoril are located in an excellent area in Sal-Rei, Boavista Island, Cape Verd, due to the great proximity to the city centre and the direct access to the magnificent beach and the dunes of Praia do Estoril.
The residential project consists of 18 detached houses, creating a small residential area located in the middle of an alley connecting the houses directly to the seafront promenade of Sal Rei and to the beach.
The units feature two or three bedrooms and a courtyard. The walls around the courtyards provide a private and intimate atmosphere, as well as a protection from the wind and the sand from the beach.
Each unit has two floors. The common areas are located on the ground floor, with a big kitchen and living room area. The living rooms, depending on the type of house, open directly to one or two porches that create a relation between the interior of the house and the outside area. The window’s framework and its deep opening allow an almost complete connection with the exterior, reinforcing this relation. The porch along the house is an exterior lounge area with shade, protecting the interior of the house from the direct sunlight and the occasional rain.
In the upper floor, is the private area of the house, with the bedrooms and the two bathrooms. They open to a balcony, that is protected from direct sunlight and works as a link to the beautiful surroundings and the sea.
The house’s main yard has a garden with local easy-to-maintain plants and a swimming pool.
The finishing of the houses is simple and informal. The paving is made of weak concrete, the walls and the ceilings are plastered and painted in white and the aluminium frameworks are lacquered in matt white. The concept of the house was designed to reflect the casual and relaxed living of a beach house.