3 town houses
location: lima, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: p. shimabukuro
built surface: 1595 m2
Three houses built on a corner lot in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Lima, close to the golf course. However, the constructed environment offers nothing more than façades of service areas and tall buildings with views of the golf course and other points of interest. This is a reflection of residential development in Lima. The dream of an Anglo-Saxon “garden city” was forgotten after kilometers of protective bars and walls were installed and became characteristic of the city streets. For this reason the possibilities of a return to the inherited Mediterranean mode of building, the courtyard house, is explored utilizing its positive aspects. From this house type, introverted, intimate and secret, the courtyard is retained, of course, but also the hall which is the traditional mediator between urban and domestic space.