modern art retreat intertwines classic portuguese design and environmental consciousness

modern art retreat intertwines classic portuguese design and environmental consciousness

portuguese design and sustainability principles intertwine

 

Ressano Garcia Architects’ Companhia das Culturas is a tranquil art studio and residence in the idyllic Algarve shaped using sustainable strategies and local materials while celebrating local culture. With its whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles, and recycled wooden shutters, the studio intertwines traditional Portuguese architectural principles that lend the space a timeless elegance.

 

On the inside, its bright and airy interior with high ceilings and elegant furnishings present a fusion of rich cultural heritage, modern luxury, and environmental consciousness. Meanwhile on the outside, the structure sits engulfed by lush gardens bursting with native flora and fauna to create a quiet retreat.

sustainable art retreat by ressano garcia architects intertwines classic portuguese design and local materials
all images courtesy of Ressano Garcia Architects

 

 

ressano garcia architects celebrates culture with modernity

 

Companhia das Culturas is driven by a sustainable approach that follows the ‘three R’ policy of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, based on the principles of CO2 reduction. The design team at Ressano Garcia Architects utilizes renewable resources and implements various strategies such as passive systems to minimize waste, recycle water, and reduce energy consumption. ‘The project demonstrates that sustainability and aesthetics can go hand in hand and that architecture can play a vital role in promoting sustainable development and supporting local communities,’ notes Ressano Garcia.

 

Not only reducing the carbon footprint of the structure and showcasing the potential of architecture towards decarbonization, the project also supports the local economy and culture. In addition, Companhia das Culturas serves as a residence for artists providing a serene and inspiring environment for them to live and work in, with the aim of fostering creativity, collaboration, and cultural exchange. The space also hosts various cultural events, such as exhibitions, workshops, and performances, which serve to promote local culture and engage with the community.

sustainable art retreat by ressano garcia architects intertwines classic portuguese design and local materials
a tranquil art studio and residence in the idyllic Algarve

sustainable art retreat by ressano garcia architects intertwines classic portuguese design and local materials
a fusion of traditional whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles, and recycled wooden shutters

sustainable art retreat by ressano garcia architects intertwines classic portuguese design and local materials
a bright and airy interior with high ceilings

sustainable art retreat by ressano garcia architects intertwines classic portuguese design and local materials
Companhia das Culturas serves as a tranquil residence for artists to live and work in

modern art retreat intertwines classic portuguese design and environmental consciousness
shaped using sustainable strategies and local materials

ressano garcia architects designs a sustainable retreat celebrating traditional portuguese design and culture 6

modern art retreat intertwines classic portuguese design and environmental consciousness
the space also hosts various events to promote local culture and engage with the community

modern art retreat intertwines classic portuguese design and environmental consciousness
Ressano Garcia Architects infuses modern luxury and environmental consciousness with cultural heritage

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project info:

 

name: Companhia das Culturas
architecture: Ressano Garcia Architects

location: Portugal

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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