A play on proportions, QL House by Portugal-based Visiorq Architects unapologetically sits on a sprawling plot of land in Algarve, the Southern coast of Portugal. The brutalist concrete and steel facade gives way to epic views of golf greens, seaside inlets, and the deep blue Atlantic.
Rising from the residential neighborhood, the crisp white two-story house dominates the landscape, it’s sharp angles punctuating sweeping gardens, an immaculate terrace, breezy pergola, and serene L-shaped lap pool. QL House’s hovering second story is appointed with motorized metallic shutters, equipped for filtering light and heat in Portugal’s intensely hot climate. I guess here in Australia, one can only dream of a seamless house without a pool fence!