TD House – The House With Wooden Volumes in Sintra, Portugal

Project: TD House
Architects: ESQUISSOS Arquitetura e Consultoria
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Area: 3,229 sf
Photographs by: Ivo Tavares Studio


The understanding of the area, the relationship of the land with the street and the scale of the street naturally determined the concept of the entire idea. The considerable gap between the ground space and the access route defined the way the house was positioned.

The whole idea develops under a lower area, as a white closed building which merges with the environment ensuring greater privacy and protection, as well as superior energy efficiency, including simple and clean, almost “monolithic” construction, as well as assuring wind protection and sunlight appreciation.

The white building was provided in a lower area thus challenged by two independent boxes buildings at a higher area that allow the organization of the plan to the route’s scale level, which create a relation with the street level. The distinct materials organized in a ripped structure, define a contrast with the lower volume, increasing the scale and creating visual permeability to dimension and presenting areas that visually ensure the constant relationship with the horizon line.

-Project description and images provided by Ivo Tavares Studio


Tags: contemporary, esquissos, exterior, interior, ivo tavares studio, modern, Portugal, sintra, TD House

Author: Fidan Jovanov

Fidan Jovanov

A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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