House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

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House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

This house on S. Michael Island in the Azores by Portuguese architect Bernardo Rodrigues comprises a jumble of curved and rectilinear volumes, creating little sheltered patios in-between them.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

A large red square wall screens the house from the strong winds of the North Atlantic ocean.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

An undulating roof terrace is sheltered behind this screen.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

The ground floor spaces are open-plan and enclosed bedrooms are located on the first floor.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

Photography is by Iwan Baan.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

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House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

Here is a little bit of text from the architect:


House on the flight of birds.

The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

The microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers so the first design strategy was to block with a wall those winds, offer diverse patios and covered courtyards on the ground floor protected from rain and open all living space to the natural green around by glass walls receded from the exterior.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

On the upper-floor there's the private rooms more enclosed and protected.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

The typology follows almost classical Palladian and scamozzi central plan design with double height on living room and then two lateral wings enclosing one the kitchen, also quotes the high chimneys from popular residential architecture and a covered interior patio, and the other wing has the circulations for the first floor and to the roof terrace.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

These two wings end in light entrances from the south. The roof offers possibilities of flight of views over all the island north shore.

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues

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See also:

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Concrete House II
by A-Cero
Moebius House
by Tony Owen Partners
Zafra-Uceda
by NO.MAD Arquitectos
  • asd

    fun, interesting house. i like the squiggles jumping out of the vertical plane. that bent plywood hangout at the window is really inventive too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dogmatist 원영식

    예쁘긴 한데… 그런데 창에 커튼은 치고 살겠지? 아니, 커튼을 굳이 칠 필요가 없으려나? 그러고 보니 주위에 훔쳐볼 이웃이 있을 것 같지가 않네. 하긴 그게 나랑 무슨 상관이 있단 말인가. 다른 세상 얘기인 것을…

  • disgruntled

    i must say, that is one seriously ugly project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zafar-Tashmukhamedov/100000846182818 Zafar Tashmukhamedov

    nice! work ! i like a reading place on the window +5

  • snsn

    A genius!
    Just brilliant!

  • Mario De Vries

    The spaces and complex shapes are magnificent. Well done. However I'm not sure about the context. How does the building interact with its surroundings? But afterall, I don't think the people who live in it really care about these kinds of comments. They've got their house..and we don't;)

  • _LP_

    this is an impressively inspired formal concept, greatly built and detailed, congratulations

  • Mks

    It reminds me of the postmodern Wall House II by John Heiduk.
    http://www.classic.archined.nl/news/0109/wallhous

  • edward44

    This is the sort of design that when the new wears off will give the owner that "Oh,nooooo feeling.

  • http://bravdesign.net Bravdesign

    It is interesting to see a project done with such freedom. I am sure the clients trusted heartfully on the Architect's work on this one!
    This house programme has been developed by Rodrigues in such a way that it adapts really well to the organic shapes that where the main project idea. It sure looks post-modern but done with great details throughout.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ana-Guerreiro/729603874 Ana Guerreiro

    I think is an interesting design. Love the little details an spaces. I would love to visit to feel the space and to find more details and comfortable spaces. Well done.

  • worldmanabouttown

    I think this is just excellent! I haven't seen architecture for a while that made me pause and enjoy it like this!

  • gab xiao

    Good Lord! Such an easy way to mutilate the landscape, and the very idea of modern living. Was there anything left undefiled by this tormented dude? Hold your breath for his next fit – it's got to be 'parametric' next time….

  • crispy

    i agree about that 'oh noooo' feeling coming soon.
    was this a project for a family member?

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    Well, it certainly is a bold concept.

    If I went in that direction, I would probably have played with contrasting materials –wood for the curves, stone for the orthogonal lines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Михаил-Ананич/100001497402166 Михаил Ананич

    Очень хорошо! Потёкший конструктивизм. Подоконник наконец то стал удобным!

  • Chris

    Post-Hejduk? I dunno, I kinda like it…. that feeling might wear off though. Maybe not. Who knows with this thing.

  • pablo guzman

    what a waste of time and money… poor client..
    here is a good example on how a bad design can turn an amazing spot into a psycho hell.
    Disgusting!

    • PMstudio

      that is an amazingly narrow-minded and ignorant comment. Good job.

  • http://www.studioampluso.com studioampluso

    I believe it succeeded to create some nice & interesting spaces inside, the kitchen, the the reading space by the window,even the roof stepping!

  • mik

    this house is a statement.
    makes me feel like changing profession.
    congrats to the mr best architect in the world.

  • tommi

    neo-funk

  • http://www.holdithome.com HoldItHome

    Extremely interesting architecture. The interior design is also sleek and modern and matches the architecture perfectly.

  • Shell

    Flight of birds = bird in space = freedom = open land…

    thats my take on the contextual relationship.
    As for the building itself its pretty horendous externally but inside the spaces are fantastic! So playful and dynamic. I think they're really experimenting with how we interact with our environment, and how that may change in the future. Like.

  • Architect in Flight

    This project like many of the comments here is all about it's physical and formal beauty. Love it or hate it, it's pretty striking but there's nothing else here no social or ideological point. It's modern architect that is as deep as a painting in a hotel lobby.

  • natasha L.

    Despite the effort, the interiors look so regrettably confusing and the formal concept was poorly based on a pitiable cocktail of nurbs and boxes.Is this the new methaphor for the flight of a fat duck? Too late…

  • arjun

    as a working object i think its quite interesting and some of the spaces work quite nicely, but overall, it looks a bit funny sitting on this brilliant site and apart from a few frames, it seems to exclude its occupants from the experience of the landscape outside.
    something this formal was bound to be inadequate.

  • jano janiashvili

    looks like a hajduk wall house 2,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wall_House2.JPG

  • markaj

    Well I think this hits the spot, where a lot of the other examples don't quite! It has that sort of graceful simplicity (although simplicity probably isn't the right word) of Barragan. It has a satisfying graphic quality in the way the shapes work together. But I'm afraid the landscape doesn't look much to shout about.

  • OBAKENG

    Thats real architecture!very unique,specific design for certain client.Thats what we call design,not just extruding walls…