The Boat House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Small Architecture
Firm LocationLisbon, Portugal
Project locationCascais / Sintra, Portugal.
CompanyPedro Quintela Studio
Lead ArchitectPedro Quintela
Design TeamArch. Luis Brilhante, Patrícia Barbosa

Nested in Portugal’s World Heritage Site ‘Sintra Forest’ and embraced by mountains facing South with stunning views towards the Atlantic Ocean, this house is inspired by the sacred rhythm of nature; it surrounding landscape; it historical context and a pre-existing house.Based on a holistic approach, the intention of this design is to reconnect you with the Cosmos through architecture. It’s a house infused with the morphology of the place, as a symbiosis of two organisms in one permeable entity that allows a common life.This house reminds you that you are part of the ‘Dancing of the Universe’.