// arthitectural / Portugal
  • “Simply … the SilverWoodHouse … any attempt to adjectives falls short of the final experience of contemplation … congratulations and thanks Ernesto” These were the words of my clients Rui and Marisa when asked about SilverWoodHouse. I could not be more impressed by the answer, on my way to see the architecture. A challenge, an […]


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  • Eighteenth century mansion located in the picturesque village of Oura, in Vidago, Trás-os-Montes region, in northern Portugal. Solar de Oura is a historic property and has a private chapel with gilt details. The 8 rooms have natural elements combined with a contemporary design that blends rustic stone walls, minimalist décor and white linens. All rooms […]


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The “Bottles’ Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles, designed […]


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