Year of Completion
Material of interest
Local lava stone, wood panels
The exterior to east and south is cast with the local lava stone, recalling the usual stone walls dividing the lands and protecting the houses all over the island landscape. On top a play with two moving cryptomeria wood volumes around the impluvium courtyard envelops the rooms and links also with the traditional added wood volumes seen all over the landscape.
Local material & Durable
Stone, residential, Azores
Capelas, st Michael Island, Azores
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Rodrigues, Bernardo, "Domus Impluvium" (2006). Building Case Studies. 185.