Herdade do Cebolal / Atelier Ribeiro de Carvalho

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

Located on the southern coast of Portugal, dominated by plains and atlantic breezes, this property has belonged to the same family for over a hundred years.

In the past there was a winery with a rudimentary construction, plain plan and covered by a typical roof. It was an important starting point for the project.

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

The surrounding landscape, a contagious beauty, is dominated by the massive planting of vineyards and cork trees. Building there was a great challenge.

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

Aiming to modernize the existing conditions, the idea was to design a slight white object, which emerges from the surrounding area. It would subtly float while awaking surprise and having some prominence in the landscape.

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

The plan has a rectangular shape and its construction had to be simple and quick. It was used a prefabricated concrete structure, as if it was a Lego. The exterior walls, which lie on concrete blocks, are composed by isothermal panels with a rounded-shape finish without touching the ground allowing greater elegance to the building.

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

The internal layout is divided in the industrial warehouse, north oriented, and the service area in the south with a large balcony to enjoy views over the landscape.

Herdade do cebolal / atelier ribeiro de carvalho
© Francisco Nogueira

The winery evokes a dialogue between two beings, nature in its harmonious state and the man in search of his progress. The building as a landmark in the territory does not just exist in the sunlight, but also in dark nights as a guardian which emits light, wondering something precious inside.

Project Details:

Location: Santiago do Cacém, Alentejo, Portugal
Area: 1,500 sqm
Site Area: 20 hectares
Architects: Atelier Ribeiro de Carvalhowww.ribeirodecarvalho.pt
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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