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Tranquil Eco-Resort Springs up Between the Trees in Portugal's Parque de Pedras Salgadas

by , 12/07/12
filed under: Architecture, gallery



Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Aguiar, eco-resort, Pedras Salgadas, prefab design, modular design, green design, eco-resort, sustainable design, prefab design, vernacular architecture, Portugal, small environmental footprint

Diogo Aguiar told Dezeen that the commission for an eco-resort aroused a strong sense of responsibility given that it would be placed in one of Portugal’s most precious parks. This is why the team opted to design seven little cabins placed delicately between the trees instead of one large volume.

Three modular designs are reconfigured in different ways depending on each cabin’s position. They each sit up on stilts, which helps to reduce the environmental footprint and adjust for uneven topography, and are clad in striking grey slate tiles that mesh with the region’s vernacular architecture. Wooden slats surround the balconies that ensconce visitors in the verdant forest surroundings, creating an unparalleled eco-spa experience.

+ Luís Rebelo de Andrade

+ Diogo Aguiar

Via Dezeen

Photography is by Fernando Guerra.

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