Design & Wine Hotel – new hotel for lovers of art and wine, built in fireplace (Portugal), by Portuguese design studio Barbosa & Guimaras Arquitectos. New facility is an ultra-modern “reincarnation” of the historical building of the 18th century.
Hotel is designed to create a harmonious relationship with the environment through eco-sustainable design, providing solar panels and automatic lighting system.
The most impressive part of the hotel is the structure of the new building, which fit five comfortable suites. Smooth steel structure weighing 18 tons, rotated by 35 degrees, is based only on the central pillar with a diameter of 2 meters.
Guests can enjoy the facilities spectacular views of the river Minho and serene mountains. However, the hotel plans to offer more than just energy efficiency and beautiful surrounding landscape.
Reflecting the concept of establishment for wine lovers and art, every single room offers a unique art interior, where creative decor compensates brevity and simplicity of modern furniture. The social zone of hotel includes a bar with a wide winy assortment and space for the temporal exhibitions of works of modern artists.
The work of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: http://www.barbosa-guimaraes.com/