Pa.te.os

Over the Melides lagoon with views over the vast Atlantic Ocean stand four contemporary houses alluding to the typical Alentejo and surrounded by Mediterranean flora, such as cork oaks, olive trees, pine trees, and arbutus.

Images courtesy of Pa.te.os, Francisco Nogueira, Sanda Vučković

Over the Melides lagoon with views over the vast Atlantic Ocean stand four contemporary houses alluding to the typical Alentejo and surrounded by Mediterranean flora, such as cork oaks, olive trees, pine trees, and arbutus.

Pa.te.os were born from the pleasure of being outdoors, travelling, architecture, and hosting friends. Sofia and Miguel Charters were personally involved in this project from day one and followed along with the construction of these houses surrounded by the wildlife of Serra de Grândola. Their intent was to explore the concept of patio (Pa.te.os courtyard) to offer a spread-out use of the exterior while keeping comfort and privacy as a main priority.

The Details

What makes it Kobu

The perfumer Lyn Harris crafted an exclusive fragrance that captures the freshness of the pine forest in Melides and the salty dampness of the coast, intersecting them with the earth, the stone, the wood, the concrete, and all the materials that help erect the four Pa.te.os houses in all its “purity, beauty, space, breathing, and silence”.
Four houses projected by Manuel Aires Mateus merge with the Mediterranean landscape. The design explores and conveys the concept of patios (or courtyards), where interior and exterior blend together and connect with nature — an idyllic scenery of the southern region where more sunny days let us take full advantage of the outdoors.

Directions

Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

1 hr 20 min by car

The Destination

Portugal

Cabanas no Rio

From the picturesque beaches of the Algarve to the bustling streets of Lisbon, Portugal is one of the most livable countries in the world. Sample the delicious wines of the Douro Valley, explore the coastline of Comporta— you may just decide to stay.

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