The new structures at Paredes de Coura begin as a support for an old structure: one body laying down, another standing up, with proportions that are comparable. They are not made to be a dwelling in a remote location where they may be abandoned. They can, however, meet basic requirements such as relaxing and writing a book on a tower-like structure and staying there. Its structure is reduced to the most basic, the concrete block, which represents unity, size, and the place where everything is formed, in its multiplication.
The interior is bare, and the doors are made of wood. Here is where the simplicity that causes silence may be found.
A rough concrete water tank serves as a swimming pool that is built into a terrace, with the overflow resembling a water spout.
Everything has been pared down to its essentials in order to blend in the surrounding environment.