WHAT STARTED AS A PROJECT FOR A WEEKEND HOUSE ENDED IN A SMALL HOTEL
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Casas na Areia is a 2010 project from our good friend, the architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In the opening year Casas na Areia was chosen to represent Portugal at the Venice Bienal of Architecture 2010.
IN ORDER TO RECOVER THE «SOUL» OF THE PRE-EXISTENT CONSTRUCTIONS AND RESPECTING THE LOCAL TRADITIONS, FOUR SEPARATE HOUSES WERE BUILT: TWO OF WOOD AND REEDS, AND THE OTHER TWO IN WHITE CONCRETE, ALL WITH THATCHED ROOFS.
CASAS NA AREIA IS 1 HOUR SOUTH FROM LISBON IN COMPORTA. THIS REGION IS KNOWN FOR THE MAGNIFICENT WHITE SANDY BEACHES, THE WINE, FRESH FISH AND THE BEAUTIFUL RICE PADDIES.
It´s integrated on the natural reserve of river Sado, home to a great verity of wild life such as flamingos, storks and dolphins. It´s one of the best places in Portugal for bird watching.
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