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Contemporary House on the Flight of Birds, Azores

Flight of Birds House

This contemporary architectural building branded as the House on the Flight of Birds was designed by Portuguese architect, Bernardo Rodrigues, and is located on the north side of Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores. With its highly creative architecture consisting of curved volumes combined with unexpected sheltering panels and peculiar shaped windows, this abode is definitely impressive and has a futuristic feel.

You could be forgiven for thinking you had time travelled to 2050. According to architect Bernardo: “The micro-climate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers so the first design strategy was to block those winds with a wall, offer diverse patios and covered courtyards on the ground floor protected from rain and open all living space to the natural green around by using glass walls receded from the exterior. On the upper-floor you can find individual private rooms that are enclosed and secluded.”

The luxury building has a delightful roof terrace, a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the picturesque views over the island’s shore. A creative architecture solution for sheltering a private residence, don’t you agree? There is also an outdoor pool for water-lovers and the buildings bright colours make it sure to standout from the crowd. You certainly can’t miss this house.

Images courtesy of Iwan Baan


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 15, 2011 | Property | View comments

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