landscape design for rural housing condominium
location: cusco, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: f. costecalde – b. krieger
project surface: 1.6 ha
completion: 2009 -
photographer: j.p. crousse
Located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the project inserts itself in the terrain using a system of terraces similar to the one used by the Incas during the 15th century, thus recovering ancient construction systems. By locating a house on each terrace, a clear visual of the valley is provided to each client eliminating the necessity of walls and fences to differentiate one lot from another. The distribution of the lots has been carefully planned to replicate the geometry employed by the Incas in terrace design as well as to prevent the necessity of vehicular roads within the lots.