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Eco-Escape of the Day: Pedras Salgadas

  • Posted by SHFT on March 1, 2013 in Travel
  • Nestled in the Pedras Salgadas nature reserve in northern Portugal is this stunning seven-cabin eco-resort designed by architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar. Designed for minimal environmental impact, the energy efficient huts rest on stilts in order to create the least amount of disturbance possible on the surrounding terrain.

    "Knowing that we had a responsibility to build tourist accommodation in one of the most beautiful parks in the country, we took maximum care to have a minimal effect on the local nature," Aguiar told Dezeen. "We chose to build small and dispersed huts rather than do a large concentrated building, promoting more intimate relationships between the visitor and the park."

    The resort landed ArchDaily's 2012 award for Building of the Year. Can we go here soon please?

    (via Dezeen)


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