On a hill in an orange grove in southern Portugal is a guesthouse built as a series of white boxes based on traditional farmhouse buildings. Minmimalist interiors provide a simple escape from the heat of the sun while connecting effortlessly with the exterior. Spread over two floors the original shepherd’s hut contains the living room and kitchen opening to roof terraces including a pool. Casa Um by Lisbon-based Atelier Rua.
Barb Ward says: