location: cerro colorado, cañete, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: s. cillóniz
built surface: 346 m2
photographers: e. ramirez, g. cáceres
The house is located in a urban development in cerro colorado beach. An enclosure is established as the project “founding act”, occupying the maximum height, length and width allowed by local regulations, thus establishing a prism which is excavated to create the living space, a large horizontal area for everyday life. In our mild climate, architecture is freed from the need for cover or protection, so open air spaces are defined by opacities and transparencies to create the impression of a space that is larger than it actual size. This “spacial dilatation” preserves the intimacy of the habitants, modulating the amplitude to the diversity of use.