The modern materials and textures that compose Casa de Leça, by Portuguese architects Ezzo, help establish this abode as beautiful both inside and out. I’m completely fine with a repulsive exterior that has an immaculate interior, but a balance between the two is what promulgates a structure with a sense of identity and personality. In this particular house, I see a personality of unwavering confidence, and unflinching courage.
I realize I’m placing human characteristics on a house, but in a sense, I may be indirectly referring to the personalities of the architects. By renewing an existing building that was abandoned, EZZO created a new space that was boldly distinctive. Their influence came from harbor terminal pavilions made in metal structures. The huge typography, instances of bright colors, and contrasting materials all lend a hand in promoting a modernist residence with a unique identity.