Casa Monte na Comporta, Portugal
You know the old adage, "if Mohammed can not come to the mountain ..." Well, the architect Luis Pereira Miguel in Lisbon, based on Miguel Pereira Arquitectos made the mountain to Mohammed. His vision of this wonderful modern house is a corrugated between sand dunes. The problem was that there were no dunes in this Grandola, Portugal location. Thus, the architect built two dunes, crescent-shaped and Casa na Monte Comporta was formed under them, his hard angular facade of concrete, wood and glass surface under the soft sand. Despite being the new construction, the house (and dunes) looks like it has been there forever and a day, with an ancient, modern organic cave like appearance. The low-profile single-story is set in an asymmetric shape X, with each wing occupied by a separate function, offering privacy and organization. Step in outside the door and your feet on hot sand to hit, make you feel as if you were out on your own private beach.