House in Paço de Arcos

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Architect Jorge Mealha designed this house located on an impressively sloping site in Paço de Arcos, a neighborhood in Lisbon, using an arrangement of several solids trying to attenuate the overall mass.

The house form proposes a dialogue between a range of different solids and voids, using light to draw or reflect on the surfaces, proposing a changeable reading of space and volumes during the day.

The metal screening/shading devices, create large smooth textured surfaces on the facade of the house emphasizing forms and controlling the relationships between indoor and outdoor or between external and internal spaces.

The house is all white and the roofs are flat. Some circulations, as the staircase and main corridor, are in white painted metal slightly detached from the walls, leaving opportunity for light to pass in between.

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Via ArchDaily

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