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White Wolf Hotel Hovers Over Northern Portugal's Gorgeous Landscape

by , 03/31/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



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The entire development was designed with clean geometry and white exteriors that aim to create an atmosphere of calm and intimacy. Adopting a holistic design strategy, the architects created a series of small structures scattered across the site.

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By reinterpreting the archetypal pitched-roof house as structures monolithic both in geometry and materials, the project aims to create “a non-aggressive sensation and a natural visual relation between the user and the building.”

Two distinct environments, related to the time of day, are provided within the structure. The ground floors are dedicated to common daily uses and are completely enveloped in glass. This transforms the common areas into unexpectedly bright spaces. The upper bedroom floors are more private and come with controlled natural lighting and skylights that provide views of the night sky.

+ AND-RÉ

Photos by João Soares

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