Bela Vita

Role: Architect, Interior & Furniture Design
Completed 2015

Vila Vita Parc has been established for over 20 years. Algarve’s foremost luxury resort, it is set within beautifully planted gardens that lead to a private beach. Bela Vita provides the social heart of the resort and serves guests with breakfast as well as an a la carte evening restaurant.

The brief required a complete architectural re-organisation, building a new conservatory, a new all weather out door dining terrace and a design for the world stage. The design challenges for Archer Humphryes was to make a project that involved a number of difficult technical resolutions. Which included providing a breakfast servery that would not be intrusive to evening service and managing the delivery of the project within the confines of a sub tropical garden without causing disruption.

The design of the restaurant had to be suitable for airy and communal dining at breakfast while transforming into an intimate and convivial space through evening service.

The result is a compelling restaurant drawing inspiration from the gardens with chairs finished in lilac, orange & moss green leathers. Light fittings are woven in cane & the walls are finished in sand blasted timber. The breakfast servery is hidden behind vivid folding doors & invisible at evening service. The pendant lights provide intimate & convivial ambience in the evening in contrast to the light filled airy space enjoyable at breakfast. Working with our product and furniture designs - Fratelli Boffi created the furniture, Barovier + Tossier for lighting, Sunbrella for the outdoor fabrics and occasional loose furniture from Gervasoni combined to create the striking interior.