Dodged House Is The New Project In Lisbon That Blends History With Contemporary Lines⇒ Inside an ancient building in the heart of the Portuguese capital, Dodged House is a new minimalistic and traditional project. Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide are the masterminds behind this project. Secrets from Portugal is here to let you know everything about this new amazing architectural project, stay tuned.
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In Portugal, and especially in Lisbon, the financial crisis has led to the abandonment of entire buildings in the city that over time have started to lose their charm. The architects Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide have therefore thought of giving new life to one of them, thus creating the Dodged House.
Since the beginning of the year, Moraria neighbourhood in Lisbon has a newly restored building, the Dodged House. This residential house follows the traditional minimalism lines: asymmetrical forms, white facades and arch windows. All the architecture pays homage to the first history modernism with a touch of contemporary.
The space division was made through the implementation of floors made of concrete. Uniting them is a spiral staircase that stretches across four floors. The 40 square meters that make up the property allowed the architects to create three rooms full of natural light – the glass that divides the spaces helps.
The simple notes, made of wood and concrete to counteract the uniform white, and references to Portugal appear a little everywhere as in the tiles or stones of local origin used in the furniture, the walls and the floor. For Zamarbide, there are many buildings in the Portuguese capital that could undergo similar interventions.
The Dodged house in Lisbon pays double homage: on the one hand, the architecture of Irving Gill. In particular, the very particular modernity he established as the basis of his practice and which seems to perfectly reflect the Portuguese context (just as it was understood that Gill’s architecture developed from the Missions in California).
On the other hand, as a trace of the time when the Dodged house was designed and built, it was preferred to keep the eyes closed and the facade opaque, betting on a less marketable feature, an empty space. Within a very small lot (about 40 m² on the ground floor, 94 m² in total) the Dodged house has privileged a strong section and a contemplative void, proposing a diversity of interior-exterior spaces that extend in a courtyard.
The three quarters develop into four overlapping decks. Low-cost building techniques and simple materials are specifically chosen to build this villa. Tiles and stones of local origin are used for furniture, walls and floors. The stepped section generates a large useful area in the small volume, in direct communication with all floors. For the street, the historical and pre-existing façade is left as found; a reminder of the rapidly changing city centre of Lisbon.
The Dodged House project also responds to a complexity of functional requirements that has transformed the house into a “dwelling machine”, reproducing, deliberately and strongly, the history of modernism and its habitable typologies.
Source: Arch Daily
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