Meet the Portuguese Modern Architecture Sobreiras Alentejo Country Hotel with green design.
Best Design Projects has to present you today an extraordinary example of how to mix nature and modern architecture. Miguel Correia’s studio Future Architecture Thinking – whose former projects include an angular red arts and culture centre – designed the Sobreiras Alentejo Country Hotel, near the village Grândola, about an hour’s drive from Lisbon.
The 25-hectare estate is embellished by gentle hills, meadows and forests covered with cork oak trees.
The project team had the intention to provide visitors the unforgettable experience of sightseeing the beautiful landscape of the Serra de Grândola, retaining the natural features of the place, and by complementing these with forms and materials familiar to the region.
The hotel’s 22 rooms and two suites are housed in the remaining five blocks, each containing four or five units with individual balconies.
The amazing hotel comprises eight buildings scattered among the existing trees, as it is positioned on the crest of a hill with panoramic views to the east.
An infinity pool stands out towards the horizon on the eastern side of the building, where landscaping is kept to a minimum to highlight the hotel’s proximity to nature.
Each of the buildings features a row of gabled volumes, with strong white surfaces reinforcing their minimal forms. Wooden frameworks incorporated into the east-facing elevations introduce a rustic detail that embrace the nearby amazing trees.