Forest Homes

Island Resort Azores / Portugal / 2020

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Forest Homes Resort


Located in the North Atlantic, between the European and the American Continents, distancing 1,600 km from mainland Europe (Portugal) and 2,454 km from the North American continent (Canada), Azores Archipelago are a world apart.
Forest homes Resort are located in Pico Island. Pico is the second largest in Azores and it is the home to Portugal’s highest mountain, with 2,351m above sea level.
Immersed in an inspiring force of nature, each Forest Home is planned and design as a “house in the tree”.
Architecture takes full advantage of the views of the landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.
Volcanic rock and stone, panoramic glass windows, local wood - cryptomeria japonica, the, are materials that gather to create a home that makes the most of the mountain site, while highlighting the sea views and the surrounding – vivid green pastures and slopes, a truly picturesque and natural environment.
“Raising the wood material to another level. The trunk that had always been attached and hidden in the depth of the Earth, rises to another dimension where it is possible to admire the great ocean through a cosy shelter. And the better way to do it, is to create a volcanic basalt stone (the natural material that was the origin of the Island) base to support it.


Additional credits
Lead Architects: Diogo Mega Architects
Render Team: Pura Imagem
Clients: Azores Forest Homes, Lda
Engineering: LX2E, Lda
Graphic design: André Clemente
Interior design:  Ana Trancoso

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    Forest Homes Resort Located in the North Atlantic, between the European and the American Continents, distancing 1,600 km from mainland Europe (Portugal) and 2,454 km from the North American continent (Canada), Azores Archipelago are a world apart.Forest homes Resort are located in Pico Island. Pico is the second largest in Azores and it is the home to Portugal’s highest mountain, with 2,351m above sea level. Immersed in an inspiring force of nature, each Forest Home is planned and design...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work started in 2019
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Main structure Wood
    • Status Current works
    • Type Single-family residence / Country houses/cottages / Hotel/Resorts / Chalets, Mountains houses
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