Site Dwelling Competition
Salir do Porto has a number of significant landmarks within a prominent landscape; it is a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.
When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site, while provide visitors with a unique experience.
The Site Dwelling, located on the cliff of the bay, in the village of Salir do Porto, aims to create a secluded destination, a place of retreat to engage with the landscape while providing shelter from the natural elements. This is a place to stay and inhabit for a few days, offering visitors a unique experience in a very special setting; visitors must leave the space as they found it, empty.” - ArkxSite competition brief excerpt
Rivers Barden Architects was awarded Honorable Mention from more than 100 entries in the ArkxSite International Architecture Ideas Competition.
Project CreditsDesign Team: Rivers Barden Architects, Joe Rivers and Kevin Barden