AD Round Up: Portugal’s Micro-Hotels

The Tree Snake Houses – A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture — from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this “micro” trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We’ve decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture — the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade
Location: 5450 Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal
Collaborators: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, Pedro Baptista Dias
Area: 27.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves

House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão Tojal

© FG+SG

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade , Manuel Cachão Tojal
Location: Travessa do Patrocínio, , Portugal
Co Workers: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, Carlos Ruas & Tiago Moniz
Client: BWA – Buildings With Art
Area: 248 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG