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For its latest project, architecture and design firm PROMONTÓRIO takes inspiration from Portugal’s traditional rural settlements called “montes.”

Dubbed “patio house,” the structure is built on a field of cork oak and pine trees in the Portuguese town of Grândola. But instead of working in opposition against ts surroundings, the house embraces them. The home is based around one central core patio, surrounded by the bedroom, kitchen and living room which come together to create one open, communal space.

The interior is designed with whitewashed walls and is finished with earth-toned accents and all-white furniture. Browse through the images above.

In other enviable architecture news, take a look inside Noah’s new “clubhouse” in Tokyo.

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