28 October 2021

CASA NA TERRA ALENTEJO

 

Casa na Terra is the latest house of Silent Living designed by studio Aires Mateus. And it won Arch Daily’s Building of the Year 2020.

 

Concrete architectural gem

The building is almost invisible from the street. There’s only a small concrete pathway that brings you a few meters down at the entrance of the house. There are three bedrooms and from the kitchen and the living room you can enter the patio. A striking concrete architectural gem with a skylight, but most of all a 360-degrees view over the surrounding nature. Just imagine the sunset sky, the stars at night and the sunrise in the morning.

 

Star-watching

Casa na Terra is located in Monsaraz, deep in the Alentejo region, close to the Spanish border. From there you can visit the mountain top village of Monsaraz, the surrounding lake or have lunch or dinner at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal. As the sky here is truly dark, you’ll see many stars at night. You can just sit outside the house or visit the nearby Observatory to learn more about the constellations.

 

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