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Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort
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The new eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature. Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunksof large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting. The vain corner contradicts the structural logic of the house but creates the ilusion that the park is inside the house framing living nature pictures. The outer coating in slate tile reffers to the local contruction traditions and the slatted wood us… [read more]

Recent Work

Mima LightViana do Castelo / Portugal

Architects: Mima Architects / 2016

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MIMA Light is the ultimate achievement in modular construction, combining an outstanding lightness with an iconic and minimal image. This home seems to levitate above the ground due to the lining of the base with mirrors.
Inspired by the minimalist sculpture of artists such as Donald J
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House in Fonte BoaCoimbra / Portugal

Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro / 2015

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Fonte de Angeão SchoolVagos / Portugal

Architects: Miguel Marcelino / 2015

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The school setting allows a close relationship with nature, located in the countryside, the new primary school + kindergarten is surrounded by beautiful adult trees.
The proposal explores the relations between inside and outside through two systems that will define the spatial orga… [read more]

Hotel MonverdeLixa / Portugal

Architects: FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo / 2015

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“Amidst 30 hectares of active vineyards on northern Portugal’s Rota da Vinho – or Green Wine Route – the family-run Quinta da Lixa winery has expanded to include a new hotel for the ‘oenoe-curious’. Enlisting the skills of local architect Fernando Coelho, beyond the e… [read more]