This contemporary home occupies a steep slope in Penafiel, Portugal. It’s design is very unusual for such sites. The home is integrated into the slope and because of that it’s very long and narrow. The roof functions as pavement support for the gardens: similar to the traditional threshing floors and patios in the northern regions of the country with hilly terrain. There is even an outdoor swimming pool at one of these patios. The exterior stairs that create a link between the patios mirror the interior stairs that have the same function of linking the designed compartments that are also developed through levels. In this way, the exterior stairs correspond to the interior ceilings.