Studio Combo has designed a project with a very low environmental impact, starting from two abandoned houses in a state of complete ruin. The former houses are located in Setubal, Portugal, on a stretch of wild coastline characterized by bursting rock faces, grassy plains and native flowers, at Cabo Espichel.
The Parisian studio therefore decided to renovate and rehabilitate them, acting on abandoned buildings, using local materials and using new technologies to create an eco-hotel nearing completion.
In the larger house there are several bedrooms, an office, a kitchen, bathrooms and a living room. The smaller house has two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The buildings are completely energy self-sufficient, even with the help of solar panels. Heating and cooling are under the control of a heat exchanger and all grey water is used for agricultural purposes. It was also a considered choice to leave the surrounding land as it was so that all the flowers that grow spontaneously in the surroundings could be used in a decorative way.
All that remains is to wait to see this paradise.
Text by Elisa Scotti