House Made of Giant Children’s Blocks


The House on the Flight of Birds may be not the considered the classiest home, but it certainly is fun and original. Consisting of curved volumes combined with unexpected sheltering panels and odd-shaped windows, the entire structure looks almost as if it was put together using humongous children's blocks.

Since Soa Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal is hit with large amounts of wind and rain, architect Bernardo Rodrigues decided to incorporate a large, red square wall into the design to block the the strong winds of the North Atlantic ocean.

An undulating roof terrace is sheltered behind the screen, so that the diverse patios and covered courtyards on the ground floor are also protected from the rain. On the top floor, private rooms are more enclosed and protected.

















Bernardo Rodrigues' website
Photo credit: Iwan Baan
via [Dezeen], [Homedsgn]

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