Stunning Ondulating Home in the Azores: House on the Flight of Birds

Stunning Ondulating Home in the Azores: House on the Flight of Birds

House on the Flight of Birds was designed by Portuguese architect Bernardo Rodrigues and is located on S. Michael Island in the Azores. With a highly original architecture consisting of curved volumes combined with unexpected sheltering panels and odd-shaped windows, this residence is truly spectacular. According to the architects, “the microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers so the first design strategy was to block those winds with a wall, offer diverse patios and covered courtyards on the ground floor protected from rain and open all living space to the natural green around by using glass walls receded from the exterior. On the upper-floor there are the private rooms more enclosed and protected.” We were charmed by the roof terrace, a perfect place for relaxation where the inhabitants can enjoy views over the island’s shore. A creative architecture solution for sheltering a private residence, don’t you agree? [Photography is by Iwan Baan]

5 comments

  • anton_visuall May 25, 2011 at 15:50 PMLogin to Reply →

    Interesting shape! But the roof without rails looks unsafe.

  • Hal (GT) May 25, 2011 at 18:56 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow. Now, that is an incredible looking house. I love that people aren’t afraid to try different things and stand out. I also love the setting chosen for this design.

  • Novelty Real Estate: on the Wings of Great Design and Practicality | Movoto Real Estate Watch May 26, 2011 at 16:27 PMLogin to Reply →

    […] Azores (an autonomous region composed of archipelagos technically associated with Portugal). Named "House on the Flight of Birds", the home's eye-catching design keeps local geography and climate in mind by protecting against […]

  • Antique Light May 27, 2011 at 11:53 AMLogin to Reply →

    cool!!!! great!!

  • Nina May 27, 2011 at 17:01 PMLogin to Reply →

    Oh! What a shape this house has! Wow. I love the shape and colors used in the house.