Portugal based architect Bruno Lucas Dias created a hidden refuge, called Watermill on the Crag, sheltered by imposing crags of Saint Simon.
The center of presented project is an old and inactive watermill, lying peacefully near the fresh spring of Alge creek. The architect designed the new appearance of the house, respecting as much as possible from its past use, since the building used to function as a bread bakery, which produced the fresh products from the wheat and corn flour from the grindstones.
External interventions were very limited, the window frames were replaced by new double-glazed wooden frames and improvements were made to the roof for better thermal and insulation solutions. Due to the cost sensitive nature of the project, the reuse of materials were a big part in the interior design process, hence the use of pinewood, one of the natural elements of the region. Simplified interior was divided into four distinct areas including rest, hygiene, meals, and leisure, meaning an effective way of using spacial versatility.
The place is suitable for the ones looking for a calm relaxation, while enjoying the comfort of modern living. It provides peace, tranquility at the deepness of the unmatched allure of the monumental cliffs.