Nestled in the vibrant city of Lisbon lies a tranquil oasis where design and architecture intersect: the Santa Clara Hotel. Created by Silent Living in cooperation with architect Aires Mateus, this urban retreat is a celebration of natural elements and modern design, bringing together form and function in artfully integration.
From the moment you step into the Santa Clara Hotel, you are transported into a world of serenity and sophistication. The use of natural materials such as stone-carved bathtubs and washbasins, massive wooden elements, and greyish walls creates a calming and grounded ambiance that is both contemporary and timeless. The custom-designed furnishings and neutral tones add depth and character to the space, making it a perfect place to unwind and relax.
Silent Living is a concept created by a family who renovated all their family homes and opened them to whoever wants to experience them. The concept houses all share the echo of the importance of feeling at home, and the family values of memory, local, nature, material, and atmosphere of intimacy.
The first houses under the name Casas Na Areia were also redesigned by Manuel Aires Mateus, who is a good friend of the family, had connected nature and contemporary architecture in a way to honor the simplicity of the original fishermen's houses. The goal of Silent Living is to create tranquil environments that blend traditional architecture with a modern approach.
The design of the Santa Clara Hotel is a true testament to the power of natural elements where the use of stone, wood, and natural light creates an atmosphere that is both warm and elegant, while the minimalistic aesthetic and clean lines add a touch of modernity to the space. The hotel features six suites, each a study in simplicity. Divided into two sizes, the larger rooms offer a separate sitting area with a sofa bed, perfect for families with children. The beds, complete with natural cotton mattresses, face the windows, providing sweeping views of the River Tagus and the old roofs of Lisbon.
The Santa Clara is not just a hotel, but an experience that blends form and function in a way that is both seamless and inspiring. Every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a tranquil and sophisticated ambiance that is both inviting and memorable.
For those who want to keep up with the latest ventures of Silent Living, we suggest keeping a watchful eye on this family-run business as it expands organically. With their efforts focused on developing their farm land in Casa no Tampo, the owners are giving birth to their newest project, Herdade no Tempo, which is based on regenerative agriculture - a system based on agricultural principles and techniques that rehabilitates the ecosystem and develops natural resources, instead of depleting them.