Casa dos Sobreiros by Hugo Pereira Arquitetos

Making nature an integral part of the house

Project Specs


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Appreciation towards photographer Ivo Tavares Studio and architect Hugo Pereira Arquitetos for providing the following description:


The objective of the project was the construction of a single family house on a plot of extraordinary morphological  characteristics,  which  remained  almost  intact  and  unchanged.  The  land,  with approximately 12 thousand square meters, is located in an area of natural protection due to the existence of several cork oak trees, where the implantation of the house allowed the maintenance of all the existing trees.

▼项目概览,general view © Ivo Tavares Studio


The development of this project took into account the strong relationship with nature, making it an integral part of the house and a key element in the enhancement of interior spatiality. The natural environment and the panorama that is enjoyed were the decisive elements for its construction. The lightness of this construction is accentuated by the details and environments related to each other, and the mixture of green of the various trees and shrubs, a constant presence in any space of the house.

▼鸟瞰图,aerial view © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼住宅外观,exterior view © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼屋顶视角,rooftop view © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼泳池平台,pool terrace © Ivo Tavares Studio


The choice of construction elements was defined taking into account the visual impression caused and the framing in the surroundings. The outside of the house is all built in concrete with the traditional process using pine wood boards and with the stereotomy designed according to the scale of the surfaces and the whole set. The slope on the façades suggests the continuity of the land, disguising the house in the ground and in nature also by choosing the color, whose tonality allows to highlight the green of the surroundings.

▼倾斜的体块暗示了场地的坡度 © Ivo Tavares Studio
The slope on the façades suggests the continuity of the land

▼屋顶平台,roof terrace © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼露天庭院,outdoor patio © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼混凝土的色彩进一步凸显出葱郁的景观 © Ivo Tavares Studio
the tonality of the concrete facade allows to highlight the green of the surroundings


The concrete walls remain inside the house contrasting with the glass walls that allow abundant natural light, from east to west, and the nature that abounds on the outside, whether as large trees or shrubs that flavor the environment and attract magnificent species of insects.

▼室内的混凝土墙壁与玻璃立面形成鲜明对比 © Ivo Tavares Studio
the concrete walls remain inside the house contrasting with the glass walls


Inside the house, there are big and bright spaces, the kitchen opens into the dining and living room. On the perpendicular are the three suites and on the upper floor a wide and panoramic space. The floor is covered in black tiles, continuing the external patios, both on the roof and on the ground floor. The dark tint of the pavement contrasts with the wood of two key elements: the flowing, suspended furniture that runs through the kitchen, dining room and living room and whose asymmetry is similar to the house and the furniture in the corridor, also suspending, that starts a tone end and “tearing” the door to the master suite.

▼餐厨区域,kitchen and dining area © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼客厅,living room © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼连续的木制单元与房屋体量展现出相似的不对称性 © Ivo Tavares Studio
the wood furniture that runs through the space and whose asymmetry is similar to the house

▼厨房细节,kitchen detailed view © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼第二个木制单元位于走廊,the furniture in the corridor

the element tears the door to the master suite © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼主卧室更衣区,dressing area in the master suite © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼主卧室,master bedroom © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼主卧室天井,master bedroom patio © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼浴室,bathroom © Ivo Tavares Studio


The existing pieces of furniture and the decorative elements were carefully chosen and framed in the architecture of the house. The access to the house is by a Portuguese granite road that goes around the cork oak trees and ends into the asymmetrical flap of a great volumetry that gives grandellinence to the entrance of the house. The lighting was strategically placed in a less aggressive and artificial way.

▼入口区域,entrance area © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼门厅,vestibule © Ivo Tavares Studio


The narrow pool, with salt and crystalline water, is a space of excellence for contemplating nature with the birds chirping as background noise.

▼从客厅望向泳池,view to the pool from the living room © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼泳池,swimming pool © Ivo Tavares Studio

▼夜景,night view © Ivo Tavares Studio

Project name: Casa dos Sobreiros / Cork Oak House
Architecture Office: Hugo Pereira Arquitetos
Main Architect: Hugo Pereira e Diogo Jordão


Location: Celorico de Basto, Portugal Ano de conclusão da obra .
Year of conclusion : 2020
Total area: 330 m2

Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio
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