Dodged House is a minimal home located in Lisbon, Portugal, designed by Leopold Banchini. The residence is located in the historical city centre of Lisbon, in the popular neighborhood of Mouraria. With a floor plan of less than 40m2, the three bedrooms develop on four superposed floors. Low-cost construction techniques and simple materials are specifically chosen to build an affordable dwelling. Locally sourced tiles and stones are used for the furniture, walls and floors. The rough cement blocks used for the shell meet custom made simple metal work. The section in steps generates a generous full height living space in the small volume, in direct communication with all the floors. Towards the street, the pre-existing historical façade is left as found; a reminder of Lisbon’s fast changing city center.

Photography by Dylan Perrenoud