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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
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House in Santa Isabel

  • Original Authors:
  • Bak Gordon Arquitectos
  • (2010)

Occupying a site in the interior of a block next to the Campo de Ourique neighbourhood (laid out by Frederico Ressano Garcia), the House in Santa Isabel addresses the issue of the huge vacant spaces in Lisbon behind the built structures in the city. The house is one of two single-story homes designed in regular forms and hierarchized around a number of patios. The house is built exclusively, almost obsessively, in exposed reinforced concrete, with the outer boundaries of the patios taking on a more natural look thanks to climbing plants (an ever-changing natural element), making the volumes of built mass that house the bedrooms, living spaces and the whole residential programme stand out more. There is a video by the visual artist João Onofre, which represented Portugal at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 and was included in the exhibition “No Place Like”, on the seemingly impossible task of placing a 9-metre-long yacht into the pool of this house tucked away in the interior of a block in the Santa Isabel neighbourhood.

Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, 42A, habitação 1
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