Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: U-House by Jorge Graca Costa Share: Xanthia Hallissey | 21 December 2012 Leave a comment The form of U-House by Jorge Graca Costa was inspired by traditional Mediterranean courtyard houses to protect it from the windy climate of western Portugal and it's the twenty-first door on our A-Zdvent calendar. Read more about U-House » Read more: Houses A-Zdvent calendar 2012 Residential Architecture Subscribe to our newsletters Dezeen Daily Dezeen Weekly Dezeen Daily is sent every day and contains all the latest stories from Dezeen. Dezeen Weekly is a curated newsletter that is sent every Thursday, containing highlights from Dezeen. Dezeen Weekly subscribers will also receive occasional updates about events, competitions and breaking news. We will only use your email address to send you the newsletters you have requested. We will never give your details to anyone else without your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please see our privacy notice. Thank you! You will shortly receive a welcome email so please check your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every newsletter.