Hidden among the historical city of Leiria, Portugal, stands a family house designed by Contaminar Arquitectos with low environmental impact, but great design potential.
From the outside, Hill Cork House may appear mysterious with box-like features, but wander inside and spectators become quickly lost in an intriguing maze of textures and structures.
Walk among the number of gravel and stone covered ramps along the main access area, nicknamed the “east façade” and you will find discrete side entrances into the house. Other paths lead to the green roof, where the outside landscape seamlessly blends into the inside of the house.
Take the opposite route and the geometrics of the interior design become more crisp, with hidden rooms, such as bathrooms and living rooms, become revealed to visitors but concealed from the public.
Inside also includes an infinity-looking pool with a large open window that instantly reflects the changing shapes and light from the outside.
A simultaneous opaque and transparent thermal insulation with an unique cork texture covering the outside, Hill Cork House is something exceptional to experience and is truly one with nature.