This time we would like to take you to Casa Cabana located in the summer Algarve in Portugal. The design unites a simplicity with the purest elements of the environment, such as the natural light, stones and native vegetation, creating a composition between globalised memories and nature makes for a very serene whole and makes us dream away for a while!
Architecture firm Inca Hernandez undertook the reconstruction and restoration of an old log cabin from the late 18th century. It has been rebuilt using traditional techniques and adapted to the surrounding, Mediterranean nature. The rooms regain their warmth and honour their past and tradition. In addition, the interior fuses simplicity with the purest elements of the environment such as light, stones and native vegetation, creating a composition between memories and location. Casa Cabana is defined as the construction, restoration and renovation of an old abandoned hut found by a couple with memories of their entire lives in Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Africa and Portugal, where they decided to spend their old age in nature. The house represents a monolithic space for contemplation that mixes time and silence with ancestral cultures in the interior, to find an atmosphere immersed in seclusion.
Reconstructed with traditional techniques and adapted to Mediterranean nature.
The interior design unites the environment, such as natural light, stones and native vegetation; creating a composition between globalised memories and nature, ranging from Oaxacan pottery, African masks, a Kyoto tsukubai at the entrance, or Porto tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms; creating a space full of memories. The project has been reconstructed using traditional techniques and adapted to Mediterranean nature. The spaces regain their warmth and feature a deliberate contrast in materials. Inside, tranquillity had to continue throughout the entire house. The colour beige takes the upper hand in all rooms, which helped to create that serene atmosphere. We can definitely see ourselves completely unwind in all these spaces. Despite the many intriguing pieces in all the rooms, there is a beautiful whole in which everything fits together. Images by Studio Navarro