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Torquines de Cima Country House: A Minimalist Haven in Portugal

A modern, minimalistic white building with a tiled roof and large windows surrounded by landscaping.

In the serene hills of Torquines de Cima, Odemira, Portugal, the Torquines de Cima Country House emerges as a masterpiece of minimalist design by renowned designer Garcês. Spanning a 5-hectare (12.4-acre) plot, this country house artfully balances its dual functions of housing and tourism through a design that respects the memory of its rural site. With its polished concrete floors and traditional carpentry, the house forms a harmonious connection with its natural surroundings, offering serene views and fostering a sustainable living environment.

Cascina_B: Officina82’s Craftsmanship Shines in This Italian Hideaway

FeaturedCascina_B: Officina82’s Craftsmanship Shines in This Italian Hideaway

In Dogliani, Italy, lies Cascina_B — a masterfully renovated country house retreat that seamlessly blends rustic charm with contemporary design. Spearheaded by Studio Officina82, this former barn stands as a testament to the harmonious union of Alta Langa’s traditional architecture with modern innovation.

Here, centuries-old stone walls meet wood additions, while interiors are adorned with a mix of cocciopesto, lime, and reclaimed terracotta tiles, offering an authentic yet updated Italian countryside experience.

Backyard House: Miguel Marcelino’s Timeless Design in Portugal

Backyard House: Miguel Marcelino’s Timeless Design in Portugal

In the tranquil setting of Torres Novas, Portugal, stands the Backyard House. Designed by Miguel Marcelino in 2021, this country house emanates nostalgia, harking back to simpler times without running water or electricity.

This modern transformation of a family residence pays homage to its origins, preserving main walls and stone corners. Focused on harmonizing indoor and outdoor spaces, the house celebrates all four seasons, with the sun warming interiors in winter and lush vegetation providing shade during hotter months.

Casa 110: A Symphony of Stone and Sustainability

Casa 110: A Symphony of Stone and Sustainability

In the heart of Carovigno, Italy, a town rich in age-old olive groves, sits the Casa 110. This modern single-story retreat, meticulously designed by Luca Zanaroli in 2021, captures the essence of sustainable stone architecture.

Embodying an eco-friendly ethos, the design respects its verdant surroundings, integrating age-old trees while marrying the external environment with the interior through strategic window placements.

A House in the Green: Sustainable Elegance in Carovigno’s Landscape

A House in the Green: Sustainable Elegance in Carovigno’s Landscape

Amidst the gently rolling hills and ancient olive trees of Carovigno, Italy, lies a retreat that seamlessly blends traditional charm with contemporary flair: A House in the Green. Imagined by the talented Luca Zanaroli in 2023, this haven stands as a testament to architecture that harmonizes with its environment.

Drawing inspiration from the shimmering southern light filtered through massive olive canopies upon the rich red Puglian soil, Zanaroli crafts a space not only for rejuvenation but also for meaningful work, encapsulating the essence of its surroundings.

Casa DP_01: Gallurese-Modern House Overlooking Maddalena Archipelago

Casa DP_01: Gallurese-Modern House Overlooking Maddalena Archipelago

Perched on the picturesque hills of Barrabisa in Palau, Italy, Casa DP_01 offers a captivating panorama of the Maddalena Archipelago and the Liscia River’s estuary. Designed by the talented Arch. Luigi Depperu, this Gallurese-Modern house stands as a testament to reimagined ’60s architecture.

Beyond its tranquil ambiance, its proximity to the Maddalena Archipelago cements its reputation as a hotspot for international watersport enthusiasts, especially windsurfing and kitesurfing aficionados.

Concrete 11: A New Standard in Modern Portuguese Architecture

FeaturedConcrete 11: A New Standard in Modern Portuguese Architecture

Immerse yourself in the enchanting dance of light and shadow within CONCRETE 11, a compelling two-story concrete house in Lisbon, Portugal. Masterfully conceived by Cage Atelier in 2023, this stunning abode harmonizes the bustling urban center with the tranquility of the surrounding nature.

The design captures the unique contrasts and rural beauty of Lisbon, crafting a living space that is not merely functional, but a testament to thoughtful architectural artistry.