CATEGORY PROJECT
/ LEISURE DWELLING
Equis House
Programme Seasonal Residence
Location Cañete (Peru)
Client Private
Architects S. Barclay - J. P. Crousse
Assistants
Area 172 m2
Project 2003
The project seeks to create the necessary intimacy to live in the desert and to 'domesticate' it without denying or betraying its characteristics.

We started by conceiving a pure solid which would appear to have always been there. During the design process, we "excavated" this theoretical solid, removing matter bit-by-bit, just as archaeologists would remove sand to discover the pre-Columbian ruins in this region. The resulting exterior spaces merge with interior spaces in a continuous fluid space within an enclosure that pushes the ambiguity between interior and exterior spaces to its limits.
Plans and sketches