Gallery: INTERVIEW: Gustavo Penna on Building the Lincoln Residence in ...


Inhabitat: Tell us more about how a project can change from conception to conclusion.

Gustavo: I try to discuss the project at length before the building stage, so there’s no waste. We have to think of the houses we make as if they’re open locks, so they’re always open for interpretation. After all, families change, people leave and move, families grow bigger or smaller, welcome grandchildren, etc. The house has to have the ability to host the dwellers in so many stages, and that’s what I think I have to keep in mind – always considering the basics, so as not to make mistakes in the details. A house planned from its basic features will last longer, and won’t become obsolete as easily as a “fashionable” house and its “adjective” spaces. I’d rather have a “noun house”.

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  1. fencing2habitat December 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    What a stylish home that highlights its beautiful surrounding landscape! The architecture that is used in this house is really eye-catching. I liked your scenery, which can bring a greenery ambiance to this house. Architectural style is admiring. Nice project you have done.

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