White Wolf Hotel AND-RÉ

AND-RÉ group has the pleasure to share with you the recently completed White Wolf Hotel. An holistic project, dedicated to the effectively-getting of body and spirit, achieved by way of an engaging architecture to be felt and knowledgeable.

Completed in 2013 and not too long ago open to the public, White Wolf Hotel is a series of buildings intimately associated with the surrounding rich organic atmosphere.

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The built architecture is a realization of the holistic pretensions of the client. The built architecture objects, profoundly integrated in the natural context, supply holistic and spiritual experiences of calm, intimacy, meditation and retreat.

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HOLISTIC Method
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“…Emphasizing the significance of the whole and the interdependence of its components. (…) Relating to or concerned with full systems rather than with individual components.”

The objective was, from the beginning point, holistic. Because the very first moment we knew this was going to be a unique project. The challenge to produce a spot that eulogies nature, a particular place devoted to the physique and spirit, accordingly to the customers alternative approaches of living, and even the perception of life itself.

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A place exactly where the visitor is involved in the positive considering spirit and embraces the related humanistic values, far away from the tension paradigms of modern lives. A spot where one can really feel the time gradually passing by, have been it can hear the wind caressing whisper and invest long days enjoying the birds sing in the surrounding forest trees and the water operating in the creek that crosses the internet site.

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Due to the unorthodox motto of the project, the spirit and expectations from the consumers had been an inspiration and, at the identical time, a profound challenge. One particular not only associated with architecture, but also a challenge to us has human beings, forcing ourselves to question our practice frequent ground and our posture towards life. This was the only way – and what a great privileged way it is – to fulfil the client expectations.

The outcome is a location to live or check out, with joy, happiness and peace (so rare these days) with your own body and in with nature. It was extremely positive to don’;t forget that straightforward values. We now hope that architecture itself can trigger and provoke that identical positive feeling in the users.

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Idea & Technique
As an alternative of a single building condensing the whole plan, the adopted technique aimed to spread the facilities via separated buildings along the website, adapting itself to the current natural conditions, respecting and enhancing its values. Hence delivering a much more wealthy living encounter, full of distinct moments and sensations.

The architecture shape, achieved by fundamental, clear, direct geometric forms, naturally understood and interpreted try to provide a organic non-aggressive sensation and a organic visual relation in between the user and the buildings. The buildings are meant to be neutral in the landscape, in a gesture that avoids an aggressive architecture imposition, but at the very same time with a strong relation with the site. The buildings dive in the ground, in a unification procedure that enhances the relation of proximity in between the user and the internet site, between man and nature.

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The buildings supply 2 distinct inner environments/atmospheres, related with evening and day periods. The reduced floors, dedicated to typical every day utilizes, are completely permeable to light, promoting bright spaces and an awakened atmosphere. The upper bedroom floors offer a far more private and cosy spaces, with controlled organic lighting, opening to the exterior in generous skylights above the bed, allowing star watching prior to sleep.

+ PROJECT Information

SCOPE / Hotel and Housing
STATUS / Completed (2013)
Location / Penafiel / Portugal
PROMOTER / Quinta do Lobo Branco – Turismo Rural, Lda.
ARCHITECTURE Team / Partners in charge: Bruno André / Francisco Salgado Ré / Collaborators: Adalgisa Lopes / Ana Matias / João Fernandes / Pedro Costa / Sandra Paulo / Sofia Mota Silva

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