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    Casa no Gerês, designed by Porto-based Correia/Ragazzi Aquitectos, has received its fair share of international awards and exposure, but we cannot help but show it off one more time. This is the first project by Graça Correia’s and her new Italian partner, Roberto Ragazzi. It is a bold statement that hides nothing.



    This is also a house that is easy to love from certain perspectives and from others; it looks quite unsuitable for its surroundings. From some angles, the house seems like an accident, some kind of a mishap with transportation containers and building materials. One part of the building is buried inside the hill while another sticks out over the river. It appears about to teeter off the hill at any moment, just waiting to land in its final resting place in the river.



    The owners, Micé and Eduardo Pinto Ferreira, have been Correia’s clients for more than a decade, and gave her carte blanche to create their dream house on the 5,000 square-meter site by the Cávado river — as long as no trees were cut and the 60 square-meter house (maximum allowed footprint for the site) was made of concrete. The house is located in Peneda-Gerês National Park, along the Spanish border in northern Portugal, so the environment and its inviolability were crucial and the rules strict.



    But looking out from the inside, the awesome beauty of the home becomes apparent. The simplicity of the structure, the openness of the views and the calm balance of the elements seems to speak the same language as the bleak surroundings. Nature has a way of being beautiful even when it is not, and this house knows that secret.



    The warmth and proper scale of the building become even clearer when the illuminated house is viewed at night. It may look like it landed from some other planet, but it appears to be right at home now. - Tuija Seipell


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    I like some aspect of the design. But I could never, never get used to the part of the house that juts out over the river. Feng shui nightmare.
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    Looks like someone just slammed a mobile home down on a cliff and said fuck it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew View Post
    Looks like someone just slammed a mobile home down on a cliff and said fuck it.
    My thoughts exactly. It looks like a double wide about to slide off the side of a hill.

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    Nope. That would worry me.
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    i love it! those huge windows are sweet!
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    love it.
    i have the exact same dining room chairs. and i would kill for the armchair and round table that are also in the dining room.
    it's missing some artwork though.
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    I hate it. It looks like a hospital room.

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    um, wf do you DO in that place except stare out the windows?
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    No I would not feel safe sitting in the room that hangs out over the river, and it looks horrible on the outside would not want to drive home to that every day.
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    What an ugly, boring concrete box.

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    ITA and it does like a trailer just thrown out on a cliff don't like it
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    i like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew View Post
    Looks like someone just slammed a mobile home down on a cliff and said fuck it.
    lol - it does

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    I would feel insecure too much of the time.

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