Designed by the Portuguese Architect Vasco Vieira, who is internationally renowned and award-winning, Senses Vilamoura is in complete harmony with its surroundings, exemplifying contemporary architecture and making use of fine materials such as natural stone, wood, ceramics, and a vast glazed area. 


Vasco Vieira was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1969. 

In 1994 after completing his degree in Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) he moved to Portugal where he soon after found himself working in the prestigious resort of Vale do Lobo in the Algarve. 


Career Path

After a few years Vasco had been appointed as both Chief Architect and Construction Director of the Resort, a position that he kept until eventually deciding to set up his own practice. Vasco Vieira Arquitectos was set up mid 2003 and Vasco was immediately rewarded for the quality of his architecture by being listed as one of the top 10 architects internationally by the Homes Overseas Magazine in 2004.

Since then Vasco Vieira Arquitectos has received a number of awards for their innovative designs.

Vasco Vieira Arquitectos

Vasco Vieira Arquitectos, is an architecture practice located in the Algarve, Portugal. The scope of Vasco Vieira Arquitectos work ranges from individual villas to large eco-resorts, including hotel projects, restaurants, spa’s and commercial buildings.


  • Homes Overseas Awards Best Luxury Villa in Portugal – 2004

  • Homes Overseas Awards Best Portuguese Apartments – 2005
  • Homes Overseas Awards Best Luxury Villa – 2006

  • Bentley Awards Best European Development 2008

  • CNBC Property Awards Best Architecture 2008

  • CNBC Property Awards Best International Eco-Resort – 2009

  • Homes Overseas Awards (Bronze) Best Development Portugal – 2009

  • Homes Overseas Awards (Bronze) Top 10 international Eco – Resorts — 2009

  • A Place in the Sun Best European Development – 2009

  • CNBC Property Awards Best Architecture – 2009

  • CNBC Property Awards Best European Development and Best Architecture – 2008

  • CNBC Property Awards Bronze Homes Overseas Award for Best International Eco-Resort – 2009

  • Honourable mention in the Bienal of Architecture of the Municipality of Torres Vedras – 2011

  • Best Residential Architecture Portugal 2012

  • Bloomberg Property Awards Best Residential Architecture Europe – 2012

  • Bloomberg Property Awards 1st Prize Green Project Awards Portugal – 2012

  • 1st Honourable mention in the Biennale of Architecture of the Municipality of Loulé – 2013

  • 1st Prize Biennale of Architecture in the Municipality of Torres Vedras – 2013

  • Nominated for Residential Property Award and Residential Swimming Pool Award International Design & Architecture Awards – 2015

  • Wall Street Journal writes article about Architect Vasco Vieira and its influence on the Architecture of the Luxury Resorts in the Algarve – 2015

  • Selected from a private competition – 3 Luxury Villas – LA GRAN RESERVA SOTOGRANDE – 2016

  • Most Remarkable Design Hotel – EXTRA MILE AWARD WINNER – 2016

  • Best Eco Tourism Project – PORTUGAL TRADE AWARDS – 2016

  • Selected from a private competition to design a Luxury Villa – LA MORALEJA – 2017

  • Best Boutique Hotel – PUBLITURIS – 2017

  • Selected to Design 16 Luxury Villas in Miami – 2017

  • Sapa AWARDS – Prémio Habitação Nova Familiar – 2018