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Friday Philosophizing: Is This the Platonic Ideal of a House?

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Photos: Fernando Guerra

It's not often we come across a house without windows. (Heck, by NYC standards, even a room without windows cannot be legally counted as a bedroom!) Alas, here now is a white beacon of a dwelling rising high about Leiria, Portugal. In fairness, the home, designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus and split above and below ground, does have its own version of massive skylight, which siphons light to the interior. Next metaphysical inquiry: would we be willing to give up red wine in order to live here?

· House in Leiria / Aires Mateus [Arch Daily via Gizmodo]