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We love architecture and there are quite a lot of project that deserve mentioning. This is another one. (By Dezeen)
Cloaked House by Ernesto Pereira is designed to disappear into its arboreal setting.
Glazed walls sandwiched between concrete slabs ensure this house in the Portuguese city of Marco de Canaveses blends in with the surrounding trees and provides extensive views across a nearby valley.
Local architect Ernesto Pereira designed the Cloaked House to take advantage of its verdant hillside site, which is surrounded by chestnut trees and flanked by a stream.
“It was this bucolic scenario that led to an enterprise that had no intention of imposing itself on the surrounding nature, but rather blending, hiding and transforming with it,” said Pereira.
The building nestles into the side of the hill and is entirely lined with glazing to take advantage of the views towards the valley as well as the adjacent rocks and trees. The use of glass also helps to reduce the house’s visual impact on its natural setting, which is why the architect named the project Cloaked House.
“In summer the dense leafiness of the trees engulfs the whole house, making it almost imperceptible at the same time as protecting the interior from the intense sun,” said Pereira.
“In winter, the deciduous trees shed their leaves, allowing the sun rays to penetrate inside and warm up the house, making it slightly more visible among the bare branches.”