MONTE DA CALIÇA - ECOHOUSE
Grândola, Portugal | 2018 - ongoing
Once completed in December 2019, Monte da Caliça EcoHouse will be a fully sustainable off-grid house. This choice emerged from a client and architect’s desire, but also because the house is in remote location at the centre of Serra de Grândola. From a design point of view we have based our project on re-interpreting the vernacular form of the ‘monte’, the typical house from the Alentejo combining passive solar shading to prevent overheating with an active water cooling/heating system.