From the ground up we built a house using the traditional knowledge and architectural culture, the local people and materials. In the Casa Chã, we translated ancestral legacies to a contemporary language, creating and feeding social and economical dynamics connected to local art and crafts. Cemented in the memory of family and place, PAr consolidated this project in the Casa Modesta prototype.
Our secret: a family house opening its doors to tourism in an almost unknown land, facing the sea and in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park, considered one of Portugal’s seven wonders. We may sound biased if we say that from Casa Modesta you witness the best morning in all the Algarve, but from here we can watch the migration of birds, the practice of shellfish gathering or the harvesting of salt, and everyday we are astonished by the small miracles that Nature performs.