bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds
 
bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds
may 25, 2011

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds

‘house on the flight of birds’ by bernardo rodrigues arquitecto, st. michael island, the azores, portugal image © iwan baan

portuguese studio bernardo rodrigues arquitecto has completed ‘house on the flight of birds’, a single family home on st. michael island in the azores, portugal. informed by the landscape and the prevalent high winds and rain, the design looks to establish a strategy that allows the family to remain connected and exposed to the outdoors regardless of the conditions.

with photography taken by iwan baan, a series of stacked and intersecting volumes are linked by a dominant contoured form, which appears to cut directly through the home. developing a collection of variously sized sheltered terraces and an undulating roof top patio, the contrasting expression along with a dominant red wall, both defines the overall aesthetic and the organization of space.

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds side elevation image © iwan baan

on the main floor a progression of courtyards and corridors, housed within a receding body of glass, develops an experiential environment that is open and responsive to the surrounding environment. contoured ceilings and changes in elevation define the interior volumes, which range in spatiality and intimacy depending on their function.

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds staircase and sheltered terrace image © iwan baan

upstairs, the bedrooms are more enclosed and protected, contained within solid cubes that selectively open onto the landscape. on the roof, a tiered and curving platform crowns the structure and provides unobstructed views of the island’s north shore.

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds a bold red wall and undulating volume define the overall structure image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds front elevation image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds interior image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds internal courtyard image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds kitchen image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds living room image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds stairway and integrated courtyard image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds access to rooftop terrace image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds rooftop image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds contours of rooftop image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds rooftop terrace image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds an opening at the end of the terrace frames the landscape image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds overall view image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds entrance image © iwan baan

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds view from across view image © iwan baan bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds floor plan / level 0a image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds floor plan / level 0b image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds floor plan / level 1 image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds floor plan / level 2 image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds section image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

bernardo rodrigues arquitecto: house on the flight of birds section image courtesy of bernardo rodrigues arquitecto

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  • great!

    r
  • He has taken the charm of curve line …

    Moniruzzaman Mondal
  • Fun, interesting. Wonder how it lives. And how the wind interacts with it.

    dutch
  • OMG! this is horrendous…
    another beautiful landscape destroyed!

    Thorsten Shulz
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