The ‘CC House’ designed by ‘Cubic Office’ architects of Leiria, Portugal
Dynamic modern architecture describes the style of this outstanding family home in Portugal. The ‘CC House’ is built in a popular residential area in Portugal.
‘Cubic House’ architects were directed by influences relating to traditional architecture and restrictions imposed by the local planning authorities. This home has become fascinating combination of modern and traditional elements and will be of interest to anyone who enjoys the current trend for eclecticism in interior design.
Traditional and modern styles fuse in dynamic modern architecture
‘CC House’ is built in a desirable sunny location, its striking angular profile appears strictly modern but certain architectural elements link the house back to more traditional roots. Local building authorities recommend that pitched roofs were incorporated in the build so the modern house emerged from a series of triangular shapes and forms associated with a traditional hipped roof.
This dynamic modern architecture is composed of an asymmetric arrangement of bold rectilinear volumes. These are predominantly white which accentuates their sculptural relationships. The dynamic element is introduced by the introduction of a powerful dark form in the upper level. This is also offset at a diagonal to the main orientation of the house. Openings are carved into this volume which provides bright natural light to the interior and fosters an important interior/exterior relationship. The architects draw attention to important energy conserving aspects of the CC House explaining how
“The folding forms create a canopy that provides shading in summer and allows the northern sun to penetrate into the space for passive heating in winter and the roof design increases the rainwater harvesting capacity.”
Eclectic interior design enhances the dynamic modern architecture
In contrast to the plain unadorned forms of the exterior the interior of ‘CC House’ has a fascinating eclectic appeal. The decorative scheme is mainly white in keeping with the exterior. However, a collection of attractive and lively materials have also been incorporated into the interior to personalize individual living spaces. Antique style furniture sits alongside ultra modern fixtures and fittings creating a fascinating contrast of style. An elaborate red chandelier, ornate mirrors, and decorative bird cages, all add a casual elegance and vibrancy to the geometric open plan interior of the dynamic modern architecture.
Interior design of the CC HOUSE