location: lima, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: j.m. chinchay
built surface: 1235 m2
The project explores the possibility of anti-monumentality for a contemporary palace. The typical program used in a wealthy suburban residence is here used as a pretext to explore three main themes: the precinct, intimacy and the promenade architecturale. These themes, when combined, will result in a small house whose real dimensions will only be revealed by moving through a route across a polycentric space in time. A large vaulted cover retains and stabilizes the dynamic space of the house in the dining and living rooms.