Contemporary Casa en Las Palmeras, Peru
Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos a San Isidro-based design studio has designed the Casa en Las Palmeras. Completed in 2011, this three-storey contemporary home can be found in Las Palmeras Beach, south of Lima, Peru.
According to the architects: “The design is proposed in a compact stretch of land on the second row, located besides an open park.
“Special attention was given to the inner space and its visual to the environment. There are three visual axis that relate to different levels and its directionality with exterior spaces. The first axis is horizontal and steered to the park. Perpendicular to it is the second axis which is vertical facing towards the sky and the third one directing the view towards the ocean. These three axis merge in a single space that integrate not only the most important visuals but the social and intimate areas of this contemporary property in Peru.
“In this atmosphere, integration of conceptual visuals is achieved, as well as the functional integration of all areas through a spiral staircase bonding the second and third floor. Leaving the first floor to parking and services areas. Light enters through visual frames flooding all the contemporary Peruvian property. Despite the house being compact, this effect gives the sensation of lightness and amplitude. The rest of the building closes to the environment giving it more privacy and avoiding neighbours registry. The interior-exterior relation is emphasised through these visual frames.” Images courtesy of Elsa Ramirez.