Varandas de Moser condominium, in Monte Estoril, Portugal, is a brand new housing option for upper and middle class families, conveniently located by the sea, only a few minutes away from Lisbon.
The total construction area is 2.782 sqm and includes 15 apartments (from 2 to 4 bedrooms and a Penthouse). The building consists of two volumes of three and five floors above the ground level and a basement floor (storage rooms and parking), connected by a transparent volume with glass facades.
The volumetric transition with the adjacent heterogeneous surrounding buildings is achieved through a play of volumes. The façade facing the sea is made of large windows framed and protected by balconies. The balconies create an interconnected box-like effect that propagates the entire facade.
The northwest façade is totally transparent and gives access to all apartments. Made entirely of glass, this façade lets in natural light inside the building and particularly into the circulations.
The building is accessed by foot through Rua Conde Moser, passing under an opaque and transparent "pergola" space.
A swimming pool and a garden, at the ground floor level, allow a view over the sea, making life a very pleasant experience in Varandas de Moser condominium. The project had the participation of Architect Rita Vieira Neves.