The Wall House

Sliding Window and Door Systems Frame Swimming Pool Area

This luxury home in Portugal has two stunning swimming pool areas, both with expansive views of the surrounding gardens. The home features multiple sets of ah!38 slim framed sliding doors, each one granting uninterrupted views with sightlines from just 20mm for an abundance of natural light throughout the home.

One side of the large property presents a completely glazed façade, with a configuration of vertical sash windows creating an indoor-outdoor style of living. The moving and fixed elements look perfectly symmetrical when closed, presenting a consistent façade design.

The vertical sash windows from panoramah! have a flush threshold to seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor areas when open, opening up the entire ground floor effortlessly. 


Architect: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos ‐ José Guedes Cruz, César Marques, Marco Marinho. Photography: ©Ricardo Oliveira Alves



The ground floor pool area is situated to the rear of the house, directly beyond the main house. A large, open plan dining area and lounge create the perfect outdoor living experience for relaxing around the ground floor swimming pool.

The swimming pool is situated within a double height concrete structure, with arched designs and open walls to provide shelter whilst simultaneously enjoying the outdoors. Above the ground floor swimming area, a glass ceiling structure provides shelter without obstructing any natural light.

The glass ceiling houses the second swimming pool, where the homeowners can swim on the first floor. Due to glass being the primary material in this innovative structure, someone swimming on the first floor can be seen from the ground floor terrace and pool area.

This breath-taking suspended swimming pool is executed beautifully within the concrete and glass structure, following the same design as the building structure to form a coherent design. Swimming in the air creates a dynamic, bespoke experience for the homeowners, perfectly suited to the warm climate of Portugal.

The frameless sliding door systems allow the specialised design of this home to be viewed from every angle of the house. The adaptable nature of panoramah! systems allow architectural boundaries to be pushed, integrating oversized glazing to result in specialised designs.