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 private clients and hotel operators to develop mixed-use real estate, including villas and eco-resorts.

Sustainable Architecture

CORE has more than 22 years experience in the design and development of environmentally, socially and financially sustainable buildings across Europe. From inception to realisation, our process exemplifies a high level of ecologically sustainable design in which ideas are tested, refined and followed through to completion.

CORE expertise in EU Near Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) and Passive House architecture ensures that our buildings provide design solutions with the highest energy-efficiency at the most affordable rates. Passive design principles follow precise bioclimatic analysis for each individual location, enhanced by cooling water features and living walls. For our ecological homes, we rely on natural materials, such as timber wood construction with green roofs, thermal brick walls, clay plaster and natural stone.

Spatial Design & Interiors

We go beyond bricks and mortars to provide solutions in spatial design, combining interior design, architecture and urban design. Our expertise in interior architecture provides us with an appreciation of the power of object arrangement in space in affecting health and wellbeing.

Project Management & Engineering

As a local architecture firm based in the Algarve, we are well connected with the hundreds of regulations and entities that are often consulted for construction approvals. Our team of in-house engineers and project managers can also support construction, offering end-to-end solutions.