The Cabo Verde archipelago is a strange moon landscape with craters, hills and rocks as far as the eye can see. The arid landscape charms with beautiful shades of brown, ocher, red and contrasts dramatically with the deep blue Atlantic ocean
Entirely built in the same stone as the surrounding mountains, the holiday residences are one with nature. The villas aim to take maximum advantage of the view and light. In addition, the houses make an embracing movement around a central patio with a pergola that provides shade. This creates an intangible living space that protects against the bleak sea breeze. Rotatable panels made of African Kotibe wood allow residents to choose between sweeping ocean views and additional wind protection.
The project on the Baía de João d'Évora is approached with respect for the environment and the local population. The villas, usually one to two stories high, are constructed of raw concrete and basalt blocks from the valley's traditional, local way of building. The roads, also in basalt stone, connect the villas. The expertise of local craftsmen was used for this labor-intensive method; proof that local craft and contemporary architecture can go hand in hand.