The Barrocal house was created from the traditional Mediterranean way of living in the Alentejo, combining it with the contemporaneity of the hospitality project of which it’s part of. It reflects the sensitivity taken towards sustainability whether regarding place, local culture or community.
The texture of handmade bricks and the apparent roughness of concrete are highlighted while simultaneously softened by a coat of lime mortar, better integrating the natural setting. Patios semi-open to the landscape and wooden pergolas for shade contribute to the multiple unfolding of this house, whose layout adapts to the ‘barrocais’, the views and the notion of a rural retreat.
With a multidisciplinary in-house team, São Lourenço do Barrocal provides future residents with the possibility of contracting services that support the development, management and supervision of the project in its various aspects, from architecture to landscaping, lighting and interior design.
The plots where these houses can be built have areas ranging from 6.000 sq. m. to 12.000 sq. m., depending on the topography and geology of the landscape. Each plot of land represents a “barrocal”, which is a series of granite outcrops that created natural crevices sheltered by oaks and olive trees.