Casa Modesta by PAr. Plataforma de Arquitectura

by AAshir

Casa Modesta is a contemporary house located in Moncarapacho, Portugal, designed in 2015 by PAr. Plataforma de Arquitectura.



From the ground up we built a house using the traditional knowledge and architectural culture, the local people and materials. In the Casa Chã, we translated ancestral legacies to a contemporary language, creating and feeding social and economical dynamics connected to local art and crafts. Cemented in the memory of family and place, PAr consolidated this project in the Casa Modesta prototype.


Our door is always open to welcome those who arrive with the same joy with which we would run to our grandparents arms when we were little. Our grandfather, an “old sea dog”, Joaquim Modesto de Brito, known to all as “the champ”, was the foundation of this project. So many memories inhabit these walls and grounds that we, the grandchildren, couldn’t allow them to get lost. This is how Casa Modesta was born, combining rural tourism with a contemporary feel, manifested in nine rooms with private patios. There is also a garden with a section for organically grown vegetables and a solarium where time flows with the tides.

Photography by João Carmo Simões

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