4-unit seasonal houses
location: cañete, peru
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
project team: v. del solar, r. aguirre
built surface: 917 m2
photographer: c. palma
awards: wallpaper design awards 2012 - best private house - shortlisted project
Located on the edge of a cliff, the two houses share a patio, an architectural idea and a landscape. A unique platform, that appears to have been excavated directly from the sand, holds the private areas of both housing, creating a bond between the two families around a common patio. Two “cracks“ give room for open stairs that lead to a large “artificial beach“, a large open space that has a san patio and a pool. Around it a series of objects of polyvalent use allow a variety of uses throughout day and night.