Sustainability as a way of life, a way of home
Designing in alignment with natural forces, not in defiance of them
Designing With and Within Nature
Welcome to CORE, a boutique architecture firm offering a holistic and integrated approach to real estate design and project management. We leverage our expertise in green technology with an appreciation of aesthetics and wellbeing to promote real estate that serves the health of residents and health of the environment alike.
Based in Algarve, Portugal, and with more 50 projects in the field of green design construction and interior architecture across Europe, we work with families and hotel operators to develop mixed-use real estate, including villas and eco-hotels.
A CONTEMPERORY BEACH HOUSE IN THE HEART OF QUINTA DO LAGO, PORTUGAL
CORE team approached the design of the original beach house as a landscape architecture project that needed to reflect it’s unique location, nestled in a pine tree forest and within walking distance to the beach of one of the most resorts in the Algarve. Keeping the original rustic character of the house, CORE created a two-story oak frame extension for a modern, yet authentic, all-year living space that allowed the beautiful Algarvian light to flow in to all the rooms.
ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE 2018!
We are thrilled to be among the list of Honorable Mentions in the prestigious 2018 Architecture MasterPrize! Completed in the Algarve in 2017, Villa GK sits on a hill in the Algarve, and blends gently into the steep hillside.