Modern house on the hill in Lima, Peru by Jose Orrego
Lima-based architect Jose Orrego of Metropolis has designed the House on the Hill project. Completed in 2013, the contemporary home is located in Lima, Peru and covers an area of 10,225 square feet.
According to the architect: “This architecture project was very promising, its location is in an area where the view is beautiful, it stands on a hill and the slanted terrain gives many possibilities to explore ways of doing a unique residential building and at the same time designing the household and social functions. Due to the height of the lot the main rooms of the house enjoy pleasant views.
“The building has different elements which make it a place that will not be taken down by time, as it uses materials such as stone and wood for the façade, with the white walls that make it look both classic and modern. This façade is surrounded by plants and nature, which make it stand out and make it a pleasant space – this makes it a place where you want to spend time.
“The bathroom materials also have this juxtaposition: the main bathroom has marble on the walls, which creates a unique image, and also is a classic element which opposes the lightness of the guest’s toilet.
“Although this project has many different languages, themes and spaces, we managed a way that it harmonises, and has this lightness which is accomplished by using big glass parts. This way it integrates the environment, where many different elements can become one.
“Lightning also played a big role in the project, as it helps this lightness, and at the same time it can be used as a guide in setting paths to walk around the house. This allows the user to have different ways to travel the house, be it by the main entrance and the interiors of the house, or by the stairs to arrive at the outer part where the garden is.”
Images courtesy of Juan Solano
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