Natural building materials are tested at Oficinas do Convento's Earth Lab, giving new life to an old convent by hosting workshops and residencies.
Exploring green design and natural building materials with the aim to improve life quality while meeting environmental guidelines with Catarina Pinto.
A biodiversity hotspot, spanning across rolling hills of protected nature. A home to animals, grapes for Portuguese wine and the slow forward movement.
Manuel Aires Mateus on Europe’s cultural history, a building's sustainability and durability, regional influence and what to pass on to the next generation.
Francisco explains the conservation of biodiversity, the smell of freshly harvested cork and the many advantages of cork as a sustainable building material.
Mizette Nielsen preserves a piece of Portuguese cultural history by keeping alive regional weaver patterns for textile manufacturing with remixed colours.
Clara Lab is a holistic design research center in south Portugal, exploring sustainable development and stressing the importance to re-invent a rural future.
Hand painted tiles date back to the mid 16th Century in Portugal, one of the most traditional factories Viúva Lamego explains their relevance today.
Emilia's energy immediately fascinates the curious onlooker, passing on her rare knowledge about tapete de Arraiolos, a traditional Portuguese rug technique.
Learning about the process of making bricks, the unique beauty of the material, the danger of bricks breaking with the cold and about hand crafts becoming almost extinct in Portugal as a building material supplier.