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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Future Architecture Thinking, Sobreiras Country Hotel in Grandola

In the Portugal’s Alentejo region, on the outskirts of the municipality of Grandola, is a 25-hectare property dotted with cork, oak, and olive trees where the facilities of a country hotel are scattered. Designed by the Lisbon practice of Miguel Correia, FAT – Future Architecture Thinking, it is fragmented into eight modules, and offers twenty-four guest rooms that spill out to the exterior with private areas. Forming several rows of pitched roofs, the structures are slightly raised over the ground on stilts. In this way, they leave no permanent footprint on the environment. Oriented for enjoyment of the Grandola hills, the volumes present elevations covered with trunks for solar protection, striking a contrast with the sober white surfaces of the other facades.
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