8-unit flat apartment building
location: san borja, lima
client: sedic sac
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: a. zamudio
built surface: 618 m2
photographer: j.p. crousse
A typical commercial housing project in the suburbs of Lima is the opportunity to rethink the relation between a common building and the city, and the relation between a typical department and its environment, using as only device the urban loggia.
The urban loggia allows to create the necessary thickness to mediate between domesticity and urban presence, in an urban dismantled context and with a conventional housing type settled on a unique floor. The project system, established on a classic scheme of raised basement and an alteration of the domestic scale with the double heights, is reinforced by the strong presence of rustic exposed concrete.