An unique family house was created in 2011 as a result of a cooperation of Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira and a team from Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, consisting of Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas. This project achieves its full potential in the warm climate of Alcobaça, Portugal. The authors’ work, usually recognized by its form simplicity and mass folding was this time focused on creating an functional home, fully integrated into its environment. The clients themselves were amazed by the nature around, therefore the architects strived to minimize their ecological footprint. The residential area of the house is 270 m² – entirely on one floor. The house has a quite simplistic layout and is semi-embedded into the terrain with a rectangular floor projection. The entrance and the garage point towards north-east. The facades are closed from this side, in contrast to the south-western facade, which opens completely to the magnificent views of the surrounding nature. The central room – a living room with an adjoined kitchen is connected with the rest of the rooms by a corridor.