The secret parking - Da Rocha House, Algarve

Car lift IP1-CM FF42

Architecture, landscaping, interior design, engineering, setting and styling for a house located on top of a cliff. As its name indicates, ("rocha" means rock in Portugese), this house blends in harmony with nature on the highest point of a rock cliff. The project is based on a maximum respect for the surroundings into which every corner of the house becomes integrated, creating the perfect balance between technology and craftmanship.

The secret parking
Car lift Mod. IP1-CM FF42 manufactured by IdealPark. The lift becomes an alternative solution to the ramp which combines functionality and aesthetics while safeguarding and dedicating all external areas to gardens or courtyards. The possibility of paving the roof of the lift in any material contributes to a completely invisible and prestigious result. The system can be customised through a wide choice of colours, lights and finishes for a single result and in harmony with the surrounding environment. This type of solution integrates seamlessly with the style of the house by giving a sense of order, elegance and a new and managed organisation of space.  

The place
The alluring coast of the Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. Porches is a civil parish/freguesia in the municipality of Lagoa in Portugal, about 10 km east of the city of Lagoa. Perched on a hill on the edge of the oldest east-west road in the Algarve is the small town of Porches.

Car lift installed by Ascensores do Oeste, official IdealPark distributor for Portugal.

Watch the VIDEO of the project.


LUV Architecture & Design is an international company focused on delivering bespoke environments that mirror the most discerning of lifestyles.

At this link other photos of Casa da Rocha interiors on Mediterranean Portfolio.

Considered one of the 10 best architectural photographers in the world by TopTeny Magazine.

Year 2017
LocationAlgarve, Portugal