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Wed 9.9.

‘Pachacamac House’ in Lima / Peru by Longhi Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 09.09.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

'Pachacamac House' by Longhi Architects

'Pachacamac House' by Longhi Architects

The Lima-based Longhi Architects designed this retirement home for a couple of philosophers on a hill of Pachacamac in the coast of Peru located 40 km south of Lima.

Located on the coast of Peru

Located on the coast of Peru

Here is what the architects explain:

“The house was conceived as a transitional place where the clients will live after both of them retired.

The response to the site was to bury the house inside the hill, trying to create a balanced dialogue between architecture and landscape, where inside / outside becomes a constant interpretation of materiality with strong sense of protection and appreciation of the dark and the light.

“A glass box sticks out of the hill symbolizing architectural intervention on untouched nature.”

View to the mountains

View to the mountains

Construction finished April 2008

Construction Area: 480 m2 in two levels

Site Area: 5000 m2

Architect: Longhi Architects

Principal in charge: Luis Longhi

Collaborators: Hector Suasnabar, Christian Bottger, Carla Tamariz, Veronica Schreibeis

Construction: Longhi Architects / Hector Suasnabar

Photography: CHOlon Photography, Elsa Ramirez

Dining room

Dining room

Inside

Inside

to the Longhi Architects website

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