House Playa Las Palmeras / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos

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House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez
House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez

The design is proposed in a compact stretch of land on the second row, located besides an open park, which allows three floor´s height.

It was chosen a compact and solid party but at the same time harmonic, worked as a big carved block. Consequently, special attention was given to inner space and its visual to the environment. There are three visual axis that relate to different levels and its directionality with exterior spaces.

House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez

The first axis is horizontal and steered to the park. Perpendicular to it is the second axis which is vertical looking towards the sky and the third one directing the view towards the ocean. These three axis merge in a single space that integrates not only the most important visuals but the social and intimate areas.

House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez

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.

House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez

Light enters through visual frames covering all the house. Despite the house is 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 neighbors’ registry. The interior-exterior relation is emphasized through these visual frames.

House Playa Las Palmeras, Peru / Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos
© Elsa Ramirez

We chose to leave the social areas in the third floor, to take advantage of the ocean view over the first row terraces. In the first floor we identified areas which required a lot less illumination such as service and parking areas.

Project Details:


Location: Lima, Peru
Type: Residential Houses
Area: 360m2
Architects: Riofrío + Rodrigo Arquitectos – Roberto Riofrío Navarro & Micaela Rodrigo Graña
Photographs: Elsa Ramirez

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