A granite rock and a modern minimalist house to design were the main objectives proposed to our architects. We designed a one-storey house embracing the rock near a town called Vila Real. Only the kitchen, office and hallway are turned to the outside. In the courtyard are thus the bedrooms and living room. The garage integrates the house in the adjacent farm buildings… A modern porch protects the glazed areas of the courtyard from the sun and provides a place to enjoy the climate of northern Portugal.