St Michael Island  Azores Portugal  –  Bernardo Rodrigues

Photography:  Iwan Baan

The weather in the Azores can be unpredictable and, at times harsh with driving rain.  This home has been designed to work with the weather rather than stand against it.  The main building is shaped like the wings of a large bird.  A  striking red wall protects the home’s patios and courtyards from the elements and allows the owners the opportunity to enjoy life outdoors even in periods of high winds.

Flight of Birds - Bernardo Rodrigues

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Another very different home is the beautiful Fennel Residence in Oregon