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House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues

  • 01:00 - 1 June, 2011
House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues
House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architect

    Bernardo Rodrigues
  • Structural Calculation

    HDP, engineering Ltd - Eng. Paulo Fidalgo
  • Preliminary Study

    James Grainger, Pedro Mosca, Natacha Viveiros
  • Execution

    Nelson Ferreira, Ye Xuanyong, Vasco Melo, Laura von Dellemann, Alexandra Balona
  • Mechanics

    Paulo de Faria Queiros Ltd, Maria Odete de Almeida
  • Electricity

    Mr. Gomes
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores. Since the microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers, the first design strategy was to block these winds with a wall, and offer diverse patios and covered courtyards to protect against rain. These patios and courtyards also open all living spaces to the natural green by glass walls, which receded from the exterior.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

On the upper-floor, there are private rooms that are more enclosed and protected. The typology follows an almost classical Palladian and Scamozzi central plan design, with double height on living room, and then two lateral wings enclosing one the kitchen.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The house also uses the high chimneys from popular residential architecture, a covered interior patio, and the other wing has the circulations for the first floor and to the roof terrace. These two wings end with light entrances from the south. The roof offers a wonderful view of all of the island's north shore.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Cite: "House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues" 01 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/139627/house-on-the-flight-of-birds-bernardo-rodrigues/>
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shahrzad · May 10, 2013

this is my wish!

ABBARCH Architecture · July 20, 2012

House on the flight of birds - just gorgeous lines, shapes, and overall #architecture: http://t.co/fo9UESsO

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livercake · August 01, 2011

beautiful name for a beautiful house :)

Marko Krišto · July 13, 2011

Very nice, but they could have used more the roof, it has a wonderful view.

Gauhar · June 19, 2011

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Adrián León · June 08, 2011

Muy bonito todo, sí, pero uno se vuelve loco viviendo en esta casa http://bit.ly/kp82Cp

peter · June 07, 2011

too formal for me...and missing the elegance

Jean Karlos Valdez R · June 07, 2011

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Cate Peterson · June 07, 2011

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Gregory korkovic · June 04, 2011

Oh no! This is terrible!!! It looks like a tacky gas station in the neverland. Thumbs down.

Irina · June 04, 2011

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up_today_arch · June 02, 2011

for me it looks better without this red wall... but the concept itself is fentastic!...

Tamiris · June 02, 2011

http://www.archdaily.com/13962... casa muito maneira, curti ;D

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Eugene · June 01, 2011

Fantastic drawings - thanks for posting!

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James · June 01, 2011

NO!

Dennis Moss Jnr · June 01, 2011

very interesting! you don't say anything about that crazy curve though (what was the concept?)

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