The Pe No Monte Rural Tourism Site Offers Much Needed R&R

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 24, 2014
References: i-da.eu & highsnobiety
Located in a flat space between two heavily vegetated areas in Odemira, Portugal, The Pe No Monte Rural Tourism site by [i]da arquitectos is the perfect getaway.

Among the earthy, green surroundings, the white facade of the home is immediately attention-grabbing. The stark contrast between architecture and nature is softened by an informal deck area that features imported sand and reclining chairs. This relaxing outdoor space is flanked by a central courtyard equipped with entertainment capacities. It also has the double function of connecting the main house with the service staff house.

Inside, the home is designed around a sense of community. This is evidenced by the naturally lit, communal living areas. Skylights and big windows amplify the brightness of these shared interior spaces.