2-unit urban houses
location: lima, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: r. apolaya
built surface: 1485 m2
photographer: c. palma
award: xv bienal de arquitectura del perú - first prize for individual dwelling - colegio de arquitectos del perú, lima 2012
The challenge of concealing low rise urban regulations with a high density program compels us to rethink an extensive program within a small plot, where two big residences must coexist maintaining independency from each other. A very extensive bedroom area is located in the lower levels, serving as a plinth for the social area of both houses as well as a suspended garden with a shared pool. This inversion of the typical housing program produces an unusual perspective of the cityscape from the suspended garden.