Exchange the leprechaun for the reception of the resort and the pot of gold for the spa and you get an idea of the magic involved in the experience of spending a few days in Finn Lough Resort.
Rebelo de Andrade Architecture & Design
Luís Rebelo de Andrade graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, in 1986. Before engaging definitively in architecture, he aspired to be a sculptor, and his passion for sculpture gave him a particular and distinctive understanding of the place of architecture in the landscape. While attending the course he developed partnerships with Intergaup, a nationally and internationally acclaimed architectural atelier that has been awarded a number of distinctions.
He opened his own atelier in 1989 and his work gained recognition very early on in Portugal, with projects such as the British Embassy (1990) and Casa do Artista (1991), both in Lisbon, meriting widespread praise. From then onwards, he has imprinted his brand, both in Portugal and abroad, which is as distinctive as it is discreet.
More than an architecture of imposition, Luís proposes and practices an architecture that overcomes, surpasses, founded on the belief that it is at the meeting point between opposites that the perpetuity that characterises his best work arise. With their vision placed firmly in the future, Luís and his atelier nourish a profound concern for the visual and ecological footprint of the projects they accomplish.
The architecture of the Rebelo de Andrade atelier consists of striving to ensure that each project overcomes the existing divergences, delivering the best result possible to the customer, while in this process respecting the underlying rules and complementing the landscape in a harmonious fashion.
LOCATION: Lisboa, Portugal
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The Eco Houses grew from a double conceptual root. On the one hand, ensuring the profitability of Pedras Salgadas Park as a tourist hotel project made the option between rehabilitating the existing hotel or building a new one a project that was as slow as it was costly.
This minimalist red house, as well as the adjacent farm building, were designed to minimise building times and costs and to privilege energy sustainability.