Pico, Portugal

Composed by two different areas, the World Heritage site of Pico Island constitutes a hybrid landscape that articulates the harsh volcanic soils of the North coastal areas and the wine production fields. The wine fields are characterized by the geometric patterns composed by the ‘currais’, elements of great landscape impact, due to their contrast with the surrounding wild vegetation. The ‘curral’ is a small walled area, configured by volcanic dry masonry, destined to protect the wine plants from the aggressive sea wind. The patterns are structured by long longitudinal walls, which cross the topography, intersected by small perpendicular walls, configuring a set of similar enclosures. These enclosures are subtracted from the thick lava layer areas that covered the soil, providing also the material for the walls construction.

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Wine Cellar With House, Cabrito - Pico

Cabrito (Geral)

Pontinha (Geral)


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Summer house with cellar, Cabrito

Eira das Adegas, Pontinha, Pico

Wine cellar with house, Cabrito, Pico

Wine cellar with house, Pontinha, Pico

Little Wine Cellars, Cabrito, Pico (cloudpoint)

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Wine Cellar House

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Historical Context
Territorial Context and Settlements Development
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Little Wine Cellar
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Summer House With Cellar
Building Culture - Construction Systems and Elements
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