Leiria, a picturesque town in Portugal has deep historical roots, but is a growing modern city on the banks of the Liz River. A2+ Arquitectos, a Leiria based firm, recently completed a contemporary home in the hills of the coastal town.

Casa Xieira II consists of two white rectangular structures that sit next to one another, the second structure is slightly off set from the first. The architects created a curvilinear cement shell at the entrance of the home that wraps around the facade, and ends at the front door. Inside, a sophisticated and minimalistic look was dreamed up, with stark white walls, polished oak wood floors, and elongated skylights that stretch over the hallways and allow sunlight to flood in. The design of the Casa Xieira II is an unobtrusive modern addition in this quaint historical town.

 Photography: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura | architectural photography