location: la molina, lima
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: j.m. chinchay
built surface: 855 m2
photographer: g. caceres
The complex relation between intimacy, domesticity, spatial expansion and transparency are explored in this project, which uses multiple ways to pass from the cyclopean opaqueness perceived from the street to the total transparency of the house towards its garden, treated as a shape green patio.
The house is organized vertically in three levels and horizontally in a right angle. The vertical organization responds to the program, while the horizontal organization reacts to context and orientation.
The program is divided in three levels: the service and the playful zone is under the level of the street, opening itself on a wide mineral patio, accessible from the entry by a ramp; the bedrooms are in the upper level, framing the distant sights; the social space, in-between, opens completely towards the green patio.