Passing through the imposing security gates of the Oporto House, one will immediately notice a stark contrast between the outside organic world and clean structural geometry of the white modern interior. The talented +linha-linha Architects took advantage of the huge three story spread by maximizing window space for a surprisingly airy feel, even in the cramped city of Porto, Portugal. Simplicity is the recurring theme of this contemporary space, taking advantage of recessed lighting and minimal fixtures.
Stairs, shelves, and even doorways seem to float as though defying gravity. Smooth glass rails lead the visitor throughout the home, a touch that would look almost institutional if it weren’t for the gloriously warm traditional hardwood floors. The walls are largely undecorated except for defining bold trim found only on select edges and inside of doorways. Only soft gray, deep red, neutral brown, charcoal black, and brushed steel break away from the minimalist white interior.
The Oporto House is strikingly simple- but certainly not modest by any means.
via: Arch Daily