Papagaio Verde House

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationPóvoa De Varzim, Portugal
Project locationFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
CompanyAntónio Fernandez Architects
Lead ArchitectAntónio Fernandez
Design TeamAntónio Fernandez & Ema Rosmaninho

The Papagaio Verde House was born from a dream. A house that retracts and hides for those who access it, but which opens completely, like a belvedere to the landscape, which is offered to it on the opposite side. Like a piece of volcanic rock, reddish brown, with forming hollows, the house has emerged and opened, creating its crevices, covered by glass that reflects the sky. A bridge leads to the entrance to the house. The suite is a large crystal cube that towers above the glass façade. Connecting the three floors is the lift, which mysteriously allows connection to the chill-out on the roof.