Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GMG House by Pedro Gadanho

all photos by Fernando Guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography [via Yatzer]

Those who are close to me know that I'm particular. I know what I like, and I can usually be found squarely in the love-it or hate-it camp, but the GMG House by Pedro Gadanho has thrown me for a loop.

Located in Torres Vedras, Portugal, this 19th century townhouse has been dramatically updated with geometric, lacquered swathes of bold color. Yet, what look to be original details remain - in moldings, banisters and ornamental plaster ceiling work. Creative? Most definitely. But I can't decide if the contrast is enough to save me from the feeling of stepping into a Lichtenstein painting or Pee Wee's playhouse.

Are the updates working, or are they distracting from the original character of the house? I would love to hear what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Those lines, those colors. I love it. I love how it incorporates the new and the old. I would LOVE to live there. I think the new additions accentuate the original character!