pedras salgadas spa nature park by rebelo de andrade and diogo aguiar
pedras salgadas spa nature park by rebelo de andrade and diogo aguiar pedras salgadas spa nature park by rebelo de andrade and diogo aguiar
feb 05, 2013

pedras salgadas spa nature park by rebelo de andrade and diogo aguiar

designed by rebelo de andrade and diogo aguiar, the new eco-resort of parque de pedras salgadas in 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 trunks of large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting.


the pitched roofs that characterize the intervention redefine the contours of the park boundary and result, within the houses in comfortable but dynamic spaces. the vain corner contradicts the structural logic of the house but creates the illusion that the park is inside the house framing living nature pictures. an outer coating in slate tile refers to the local construction traditions and the slatted wood used when there is a balcony creates the perfect resting spaces.

image © ivo tavares studio

image © ivo tavares studio

image © ivo tavares studio

image © ivo tavares studio


video © archmov

image © ivo tavares studio

image © ivo tavares studio



project info:


year: 2012

location: parque de pedras salgadas, bornes de aguiar, portugal
architects: luís rebelo de andrade , diogo aguiar
collaborators: madalena andrade, raquel jorge
construction: modular system
client: unicer, pedras salgadas spa & nature park



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