Comporta House is located on the Portuguese coast among a group of sandy beaches and rice fields. Designed to be in harmony with the local coastal flora, COMPORTA 107, designed by deEMM arquitectura, embarks on a long summer romance with its surroundings.
Comporta house is inspired by beach life
COMPORTA 107 designed by dEMM arquitectura is inspired by the region’s extensive wild beaches and their nature, which informed the choice of the main materials for the construction. Clearly divided into two floors, the house is visually divided between a wooden volume on the ground floor, which covers the open-plan living space, while maintaining an element of privacy; And a concrete “box” on the upper floor, which refers to modern architecture.
Utilizing this 400 square meter plot of secluded paradise, the architects and studio founders, Paulo and Diana Fernández Silva, were keen to create a sense of transparency throughout, creating openings and providing access to these uninterrupted views across all levels. .
The ground floor contains flowing social areas – including different seating configurations and kitchen space – with an emphasis on open-plan living. With the above concrete volume supported at only two points, this entire level can remain free and flexible, unobstructed by structural elements.
The gaze is naturally directed towards the pool and patio area, which is separated from the interior only by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that allow natural light to penetrate through.
Terraces, balconies and gardens complete the visual relationship between inside and outside, extending the organic tones of the surrounding landscape inside, bringing nature into all areas.
This approach to materials continues throughout the home. It allows the design of each room to connect with the plants of the natural environment, while specially selected plantings help to further highlight this relationship.
At the same time, the exposed concrete creates a visual balance between soft and hard textures, adding an air of modernity to this texture-rich building.
Wood on both the exterior and interior, Corten steel, and sand-colored stone enhance the beachfront color palette, by mimicking coastal treasures you might find scattered along the beach.