It all starts with the Journey to the Centre of the Earth, in the middle of the Atlantic, a space of contemplation and introspection sheltered from the saltiness of the ocean in between volcanic rock labyrinths, exotic vegetation and a vineyard within a demarcated region. The construction is located in protected landscape of Pico Island, in the Azores archipelago, in the village of São João. The house is near Arruda Bay, as well as several bathing areas of peculiar geology from the last eruption in 1718, an artisanal cheese dairy, a minimarket, public transportation and two parking spaces. Accessible by a typical volcanic rock stairway which winds and interconnects in depth all the vineyard’s terraces with the ocean. The island is like a boat, it even has its shape, sailing aimlessly and without destination, as if of its own accord. The house, on the other hand, is more like a cockpit, a stage for man’s carelessness in the face of this situation.
Adega Baía da Arruda