Located close to the sea in Lavra, Matosinhos, Portugal, the Agudela House is full of sunlight despite being a large black structure. Designed by Rui Cerqueira Barros, the smooth, dark volume is broken up with windows and openings that help fill the home with light and ocean breezes.

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Situated over three floors, the first houses the public spaces with the living room, kitchen, laundry, and integrated garage. The second floor is where the bedrooms are, as well as an office, while the third floor acts as a private attic room with its own terrace facing the south.

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

The interior is outfitted with white walls, wood floors and trim, and the occasional black accent.

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category

Casa Agudela by Rui Cerqueira Barros in main architecture  Category