Architects: Nuno M. Sousa and Hugo Ferreira     Photography: José Campos     Construction Period:  2023     Location:  Tâmega, Portugal

a steep hill, where heavy rocks rest, unfolds towards the river.

A trail leaves the asphalt road, leading one towards the woods. A concrete volume carved with thin and thick patterns blocks the river by the imposition of its opaque horizontality. As we slowly approach it, a stretched entrance introduces a long corridor that meticulously frames the exterior rocks. A focus on each different side of a brutal topography: the laying rocks, the river, the hill, the quarry.

Text provided by the architect.