Okay, I know that Beautiful Houses is another post, but I had to steal this one from Gisele. This is an architectural masterpiece, an amazing house located at St. Michael Island in the Azores, a project by portuguese Bernardo Rodrigues.

The shape and design of this house really caught my attention, it was done very carefully, being both subtle and very striking, like a bird preparing to fly. This is the format and name of this project, Flight of Birds. Interesting? Well I should say that this house is more than that, the way that they designed the environments favoring the view of the woods as well as natural lighting and large walls around the house to protect from rain and high winds - characteristic of the area. These are some of the characteristics of this house, beautiful, modern and why not say exciting?!

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

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.

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

Flight of Birds House, by Bernardo Rodrigues
Photography by Iwan Baan

About the author of this post

I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.