A Writers’ Retreat

As new buildings that incorporate good design to benefit education and culture seem to be rare in times of recession, The Style Examiner decided to cast his eyes on a completed project that remains an excellent example of how good architecture can contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and creativity.

Located in the University town of Coimbra, Portugal, the ‘Casa da Escrita’ (or, literally, House of Writing), used to be the home of the poet João Cochofel (1919-1982) before it received funding to be converted by architect and set designer João Mendes Ribeiro into a writer’s retreat.

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