Each house began as a family residence. They hold the memory of our family’s happiness, our ancestors' connection to the land and the sensual nature of the surrounding landscape. Each home has also been a gathering place for friends, family, and travelers. We wanted to share what we had and have others experience it. Today, we have opened our homes for guests to stay. We’ve named this process Silent Living, a lifestyle of happiness and fulfillment that we continue to pursue.

We have always felt the need to provide a home away from home for travelers, rather than just a roof over their heads. When traveling, being warmly welcomed into a space allows the strangeness or disconnection to melt away and a comfort and ease to settle in. Home relies on the simplest of things; the warmth of materials, the smell of homemade bread, the memory of pleasure, perhaps a garden view and the quiet stillness of a room. This tradition of opening one's home to welcome travelers comes from our ancestors. To this day, our vision remains rooted in this warm welcome.
Portuguese culture is strongly reflected in its architecture. To honor the memory of Portuguese history, we immortalized it through the structural elements and design. Each one of our houses tells a story from our culture, from our ancestors, and from the very landscape in which it resides. By reinventing styles, details, and ways of living, we are able to connect the past, present and future. Moreover, by stimulating the senses the soul is reminded of connection and comfort. Memory is not only evoked by space and place, but through familiar tastes, smells, and sounds.
If you’re able to connect to the place itself, we believe that traveling can be extraordinary and life-changing. With this in mind, our houses have been designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Inviting you to create not only cultural links to a place, but emotional and spiritual ones as well. The places we travel to enrich our lives, and can positively impact the way we deal with the world and the people in it. It is our wish for guests to have fond memories of Silent Living.
Having less is to live more. We believe that by reducing superficial and superfluous things, guests can easily settle in and relax. Beauty, as reflected in nature, relies on what is essential. To live intimately with nature, you experience the frailty of life, the raw beauty, the happiness and ease, as well as its imperfections
Our projects flourished because of our connection with family. All the houses were and still are our family’s home. And to build, means to share. We elevate the significance of family by encouraging togetherness, welcoming our guests to sit at our table, share our meals, make beautiful memories and be part of the Silent Living family.
The connection with fauna and flora represents a key part of Silent Living, as it allows guests to step back from their fraught and fast-paced lifestyles, and enjoy the calm, serenity and peace that comes from connecting with Nature.

The identity of a place is expressed in an architectural language which relies on a specific set of materials and application techniques. To ensure the connection between the house and its surroundings, and to keep the story of each house alive and intact, we’ve kept our buildings faithful to the local vernacular. We are continuously searching for materials and shapes capable of connecting the building to the place.
To strengthen the bonds between guest, land, and home, we create unique atmospheres, nourished and inspired by the elements present. By stimulating the senses, we allow guests to deeply connect with themselves, with the uniqueness of the place, and the people around them. We also understand how crucial it is for our houses to adapt to the seasons, providing warmth and togetherness in the winter, as well as freshness and tranquility in the summer.