I. Site Plan
I. Site Plan



Calheta, Portugal


Aurora is a project made up of three unique villas perched on the edge of a hilltop overlooking the western coast of Madeira. Set on a narrow and steep land, the houses dynamic, s-like forms seemingly connect the entrance level to the garden and pool level below.

The houses are elevated on large elongated pillars to guarantee easy access from the road, and in turn creates interest and shaded areas beneath the house where one can find chillout areas and hidden gardens.

To contrast with the white S-shaped form, exposed concrete walls and timber cladding provide warmth and texture, whilst timber ribbed sliding panels create a dynamic, responsive facade.

Each house contains an infinity pool at lower deck level, an outdoor cinema, outdoor dining and BBQ area, and breathtaking views to the Atlantic beyond.