The owners, Micé and Eduardo Pinto Ferreira, specifically asked for a house with a minimal impact on its surroundings, as it is located in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, the oldest protected area in Portugal. No trees were cut down during the construction of the house. Also the specific site didn't allow for a footprint of the house to be larger than 60 square-meters. Its ingenious design, with a third of its length hanging over the hill, allowed for some flexibility in the actual square footage of the living area. It also brings the house closer to water and immerses the occupants in its beautiful surroundings. These amazing aspects of the structure remind us of Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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