Lost House

Lost House by Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere converts a vacant city-owned lot into a communal place that honors the site’s forgotten domestic histories. It explores the ever-changing nature of the built environment— what remains or is erased over time, and what future possibilities may be.

405 Washington Street, in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester, is the site of a house that was originally built in the late 19th century and first owned by Amelia R. Damon, superintendent for several years of the South End Industrial School in Roxbury. The home underwent several owners, including, surprisingly, many women, and was ultimately foreclosured and demolished in the 70s. The upcoming installation, which consists of an open, filigreed structure and a communal bench, suggests both the traces of history and a proposal of the future, an object that stands alone but grows richer through the narrative of its site. Learn more about the project at losthouse.art


About the artists

Together, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere founded the Brookline-based architectural practice Gunadi Lamere Design in 2010. As a team, they are preoccupied with architectural craft at all scales, from furniture design to urban strategy, with the conviction that highly crafted design, quality, and longevity are intricately linked. Learn more about Cynthia and Joel.