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Simplistic Relaxation Havens

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

— October 24, 2014 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Simplistic Rural Tourism - Creating rural tourism sites that offer simplistic relaxation havens with a focus on community and natural surroundings.
2. Contrasting Architecture and Nature - Exploring the design potential of stark architectural contrasts with the natural environment, creating unique aesthetic experiences.
3. Communal Living Spaces - Designing homes that prioritize communal living areas, increasing social interaction and fostering a sense of community.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality and Tourism - The hospitality and tourism industry can create new opportunities by developing rural tourism sites that offer simplistic relaxation havens with community-oriented design elements.
2. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore the use of contrasting elements in their projects, utilizing stark architectural designs to create visually striking spaces that complement the natural environment.
3. Real Estate - Real estate developers can focus on creating homes with communal living spaces, appealing to individuals seeking a sense of community and shared living experiences.
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