Casa Noble, Graça, Lisbon
In Graça, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon, stands Casa Noble: a hospitality project by Slow, the experimental hospitality collective launched in 2020 by Design Hotels founder Claus Sendlinger. Three structures from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries organically unite into a coherent whole, evoking the atmosphere of an elegant private home. Dark-wood, Brazilian modernist detailing augments the classical structure of the original 18th-century house, where the architectural flow of interlocking salons creates space for social mixing and solitary moments of contemplation.
Inspired by Brazilian modernism and the architectural traditions of old Lisbon, Casa Noble comprises 13 guest rooms, a restaurant set within a tropical garden, a gathering space for guests spreads throughout three interlocking rooms with a library and open fireplace, as well a residence for longer-term visitors with a private garden and terrace.
The main inspiration for the interior design is found within the layers of existing architecture: historical elements, details and patina. Another important element is maximizing the stunning ‘promenade architecturale’ around, towards and through Casa Noble: entering through the main gate, the manor opens up to views down to the garden, to the patios and over Graça to the Tagus river below.
Casa Noble is currently in development and is due to open in 2023.