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Landscaping Idea – An Overhanging Concrete Patio Allows For Hidden LED Lighting

A modern concrete house with a curved patio includes hidden LED lighting.

AM-arqstudio has completed a new house in Braga, Portugal, for a couple that wanted to create a social atmosphere, with interior areas interacting with the outdoors.

An interesting design feature of the outdoor space is the concrete patio that wraps around the side of the house and includes hidden LED lighting under the overhang, which creates a nice glow of light at night.

A modern concrete house with a curved patio.
A modern concrete house with a curved patio.
A modern concrete house with a curved patio.

At night, hidden LED lighting can be seen coming from beneath the patio, outlining the curved design.

A modern house with exterior lighting highlights the yard.

Not only does the lighting showcase the edges of the patio, but the residual light allows the grass and nearby boulders to glow.

A modern curved concrete patio with hidden lighting.
A modern curved concrete patio with hidden lighting.
A modern concrete patio with hidden lighting that lights up the lawn and boulders.

The overhang of the patio design allowed for the installation of the hidden lighting. Stones below the light assist in framing the grassy areas of the yard.

A modern concrete patio with hidden lighting.

Another design element of the landscaping is the concrete stairs that connect to the patio. The stairs, which travel up the sloped yard, help to integrate the retaining walls and grass levels.

A modern landscaped yard with concrete stairs and retaining walls.
A modern landscaped yard with concrete stairs and retaining walls.
A modern landscaped yard with concrete stairs and retaining walls.

Let’s take a look around the rest of the house…

The Exterior Has A Mix of Concrete, Glass, And Wood

A modern house with a concrete and wood exterior.
A modern house with wood slat accents on the exterior.
A modern house with wood slat accents on the exterior.
A modern house with exterior lighting.
A modern house with a wood accent and hidden garage door.

The Entryway Includes A Sculptural Wood Slat Screen

An entryway with a wavy wall divider made from wood.
A wavy wall divider made from wood.

The Living Room Includes A Double-Height Ceiling And A View Of The Stairs

A modern living room with views of the floating stairs.
A modern living room with a nearby bookshelf.
A modern open plan living room and dining room.

The Dining Room Is Open To The Patio

A dining room that opens up to a patio.

The Hallway Has A Window Bench And A Wood Bookshelf

A modern hallway with a wood bookshelf with a ladder, and a window bench.
A modern wood bookshelf with a ladder.
A modern wood bookshelf with a ladder.

The Kitchen, With Its Wood Ceiling, Also Includes Hidden Lighting At The Top Of The Cabinets

A modern kitchen with hidden lighting.
A modern kitchen with a wood ceiling, grey cabinets, and wood island.
A modern kitchen with a built-in light about the kitchen.

The Primary Bedroom Makes The Most Of The Large Windows With A Built-In Bench

A modern bedroom with a corner window bench.

The En-Suite Bathroom Has A Round Mirror, Double Vanity, And Walk-In Shower With A Rainfall Shower

A modern bathroom with a double vanity and round mirror.
A modern bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio | Architecture Office: AM-arqstudio | Main Architect: André Malheiro | Interiors Team: AM-arqstudio | Constructor: RespirarArte | Engineering: Eduarda Oliveira

Source: Contemporist

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