House in Vale de Margem is a minimalist house located in Pêra, Portugal, designed by Marlene Uldschmidt Architects. House in Vale de Margem is a single storey farmhouse located in a rural part of the Algarve, an extremely sensitive area to work in as part of the land is classified Agricultural Protection Zone. The studio believed that the intervention should be balanced harmoniously, and above all integrated with the surrounding open countryside. Casa Vale de Margem features an extension to a traditional Portuguese farmhouse with its typically small rooms and openings. In order to create spaces flooded with light and air a white contemporary building as an additional wing was created to take advantage of the open aspect to the west.