Pedras Salgadas Spa Hotel Design by Architect Luis Rebelo de Andrade in Portugal
Scattered throughout are 13 modular eco-houses, two tree-houses, and one cottage, designed by architect Luis Rebelo de Andrade, that flawlessly blend in with the lush environment, conspicuous only for their pitched roofs. Here, nature is literally a step away, with all eco houses featuring outdoor decks and vast floor-to ceiling windows in unexpected corners. Central to the hotel is a 19th century thermal spa renovated by Alvaro Siza Vieira, who has created an unrivalled space that embraces old and new.
Encompassing a pool, hammam, sauna, and Vichy shower, the spa takes full advantage of Pedras Salgadas’ historic mineral springs and their reputed health benefits. One of the most beautiful in Portugal, the ancient romantic park with numerous mountain bike trails facilitates the exploration of this former stomping ground of royalty but now accessible to all.BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW BOOK NOW
Amazing Architecture by Luis Rebelo de Andrade
The 13 singular eco-houses, two tree-houses, and one cottage by architect Luis Rebelo de Andrade, each assembled onsite and strategically placed in spaces between ancient trees, represent immersive architecture at its best; where the elements of the surrounding park have been taken into account and combined with nonconformist design.
Working with the Portuguese Company Modular System, the three identical prefabrication modules allowed the construction of each house to fit into its environment and be unique. In the Thermal Spa, Pritzker Prize winner Alvaro Siza Vieira has only tinkered with the original interiors of the 19th century structure, where natural light is fully maximized through sweeping windows and restored stained-glass ceilings.BOOK NOW
Clean lines, natural light and a neutral palette: these are all emblematic of Pedras Salgadas’ interiors. Matching the simplicity of their modular setups, the eco-houses are notable for their unadorned living spaces, the white-on-white interiors only occasionally interrupted by the appearance of wooden flooring and furniture, or a natural-colored textile.
Whether on the wood-lined private decks or the nature-framing full-length windows, the mesmerizing surroundings are never far from sight.BOOK NOW