São Lourenço do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal is a multi-layered project — a family owned estate on land that can be traced back to prehistoric and Neolithic times. Using both local resources and bold new architecture, the project activates a dialogue with the local community and creates retreats within the landscape.

This development project includes various initiatives and aims to revive a rural area in Alentejo, south of Portugal.


Project credits:

Editorial Design — Catarina Pereira
Art Direction [illustration] — Catarina Pereira
Essay — Christopher Stocks
Photography — Duarte Belo, Pedro Guimarães
Illustration — Claire Scully

In collaboration with Winkreative, 2012

John Pawson, Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Gomes da Silva landscape architect and others have responded in a common architectural language to the wild beauty of the estate, creating individual homes in harmony with the land, the community, and embracing the landscape’s stone formations.

Work Scope:
Editorial design
Art direction