Natural building materials are tested at Oficinas do Convento's Earth Lab, giving new life to an old convent by hosting workshops and residencies.
A biodiversity hotspot, spanning across rolling hills of protected nature. A home to animals, grapes for Portuguese wine and the slow forward movement.
Francisco explains the conservation of biodiversity, the smell of freshly harvested cork and the many advantages of cork as a sustainable building material.
Clara Lab is a holistic design research center in south Portugal, exploring sustainable development and stressing the importance to re-invent a rural future.