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Cool House in Hot Tavira by Vitor Villhena Arquitectura

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Portuguese architecture studio Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura created this striking home in Conceição, Tavira, in the south of Portugal.

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The house consists of two low, angular volumes connected by an enclosed glass walkway.

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The walkway creates a curious sensation with a view to each side from a protected middle.

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At different times of the day, it offers an everchanging perpective on the surrounding countryside.

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The two volumes and the connecting glass walkway creates an enclosed courtyard.

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The volumes of stark white pop against the blue skies of Portugal.

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The interior is cool and glossy, all shiny white surfaces and a highly polished tile floor.

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The smooth indoor tiles continue outdoors, extending the cool white interior into the heat outside.

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Cool turquoise waters further extend the chilly respite of the cool interior.

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The pool provides real relief in this setting in the region’s stifling heat.

The house is set in a vast plain noted for the region’s typical scrubby vegetation and olive trees.

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