La Salvada Louboutin: Melding Modernity and Tradition

La Salvada Louboutin, Tarek Shamma‘s 2021 architectural marvel in Melides, Portugal, epitomizes a fusion of modern and traditional design. This two-bedroom retreat, sculpted with local materials and eco-friendly methods, harmoniously blends with its surroundings.

Its design celebrates both indoor comfort and Portugal’s stunning outdoor scenery, featuring a 5-meter wide cactus. Traditional Azulejos tiles intersect with modern geometric aesthetics, creating a culturally rich and environmentally considerate space.

Bright courtyard with pink walls, tiled floor, rustic table, and fireplace.
Spacious living room with eclectic decor, large windows, and patterned tile floor
Modern dining area with abstract art, colorful tiled floor, and rustic chairs.
Modern living room with striped sofa, abstract art, and patterned rug.
Modern living space with natural light, eclectic decor, and concrete beams.
Modern outdoor patio with eclectic furniture and wall art.
Modern kitchen with checkered backsplash, farmhouse sink, and natural lighting.
Vintage-style room with patterned floor, wooden bench, and colorful mural.
Bright bedroom with patterned textiles and an orange bed frame.
Peach-colored terrace with a geometric cutout framing the sky.
Staircase with geometric shapes and pastel colors against a clear sky.

About La Salvada Louboutin

La Salvada: A Blend of Beauty and Eco-Friendly Design

La Salvada, designed by Tarek Shamma, is a beautiful retreat with two bedrooms. It sits in nature and offers peace. The design is modern yet traditional, using green methods and local materials. The building links the inside to the outside world. It has wide views and cozy, elegant rooms. This project shows Shamma’s love for inspiring, green spaces.

Cultural Respect in Design

La Salvada is Shamma’s vision of a green and cultural design. The doors are tall, about 20 feet. They show his unique, colorful style. The design meets the client’s needs and honors the area’s old building styles. Challenges, like building around a large cactus, led to using local stones and tiles. Working with local craftspeople brought the area’s history into the design.

Innovative Design for Better Living

La Salvada solves a big problem: limited space on the ground. Shamma put living areas on top of the building. This change means great views of the ocean and a new way to enter the home. People start at the top and then see the rest of the house. This design links the inside and outside in a new way. La Salvada changes how we think about homes. It brings nature into everyday life.

La Salvada is more than a beautiful building. It cares for the environment and local culture. The design keeps the natural look, like the big cactus. Shamma’s choices support local workers and old ways of building. This project is a leader in green and respectful design.

Photography by Clement Vayssieres

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- by Matt Watts