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Casa No Gere, Amazing Sustainable Home In The Middle Of Nature

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Even though it is considered dangerous, there are many people who dream of a house in the middle of nature. Casa No Gere comes from architects Graça Correia and Roberto Ragazzi and is located in an unconventional environment. Deep in Portugal’s national park is where the owners wished to live and their request was honored by the architects by coming up with plans for this stunning building. And things were not easy. The construction team had to cope with a lot of strict rules coming from the park’s authorities. In the end, the shape and location of the residence were adapted to respect all terms and in the pictures below you have the results: a bar-like structure with a unique exterior and modern indoor arrangements. Not a single tree was cut during the construction and the materials used were eco-friendly.-via Home-Designing

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10 comments

  • Gonçalo Afonso February 28, 2010 at 16:38 PM Login to Reply →

    Hi, its not “Casa no Gere” but “Casa no Gerês”.

  • Laura February 28, 2010 at 17:43 PM Login to Reply →

    How interesting! I love that it not only conforms to the park standards and is respecting nature, but that it has such a modern interior! Although, it does look somewhat precariously balanced on that drop, but that’s really part of the charm.

  • Angela February 28, 2010 at 20:01 PM Login to Reply →

    Stunning – I love it!

  • Jorge February 28, 2010 at 23:28 PM Login to Reply →

    The (only) National Park in Portugal is called Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, so I suppose the house is called “Casa No Gerês” and not “Casa No Gere” as it’s written in the article.

  • Cynda March 1, 2010 at 00:57 AM Login to Reply →

    The fact that it is in a park already shows they do NOT respect nature. And just because no trees were cut for the frame of the building doesn’t mean wood products were not used. There appears to be plenty of wood paneling inside, for example. Finally, it appears to use non-renewable energy to operate. There is no mention of the use solar, hydro or geothermal power. It is important to understand the meaning of “sustainable”–it is used as a selling point without a real understanding of what that means. If we use more than we create, it’s not sustainable. There is nothing about this house that would suggest it is, indeed, a sustainable way of living. And frankly, a concrete block in a natural park is not even aesthetically pleasing.

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  • joao March 2, 2010 at 13:24 PM Login to Reply →

    Where is the respect for nature ? a block of concrete hurting the environment arround it. Shame for the park authorities who permited this. Where is the sustainability … see no solar pannels for eg. is the water recycled ? or is it dumped into the lake or river down there ?

  • lexer May 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM Login to Reply →

    You wrote so beautifullyDo you really believe that