[all photos via Martinhal Beach Resort]
The French Riviera or the Greek Isles would do just fine, of course, but the Algarve Coast of Portugal jumped to the top of my dream destination list once I saw photos of the Martinhal Beach Resort. Located within a protected national park near the fishing port of Sagres, the design of the place is one part minimalist modern, one part pure luxury, all with a nod to midcentury design. In other words, it's right up my alley.
Perhaps because the resort encompasses so many properties (a hotel, houses, villas), I can't seem to pin down an architect for this project. Does anyone know?