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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Lefevre Beach House in Punta Misterio, Peru by Longhi architect

August 16th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Longhi  architect

Lefevre Beach House Between Sand and Water

Conceived as the place where the arid Peruvian desert meets the Pacific Ocean, this beach house located at Punta Misterio 117 km. south of Lima, is an intervention where the integration of architecture and landscape was an important concern. Sand garden roofs act as the extension of the desert; lap and recreation pools connect the ocean with the house, while a glass box hangs from the structure symbolizing architecture between sand and water.

SOUTH-WEST VIEW (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

  • Architect: Longhi  architect
  • Name of Project: Lefevre Beach House
  • Location: Punta Misterio, Peru
  • Use: Beach House
  • Structure: Cast in place concrete
  • Photographs: CHOlon Photography

WEST ELEVATION (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

  • Site Area: 605 sqm
  • Construction: 530 sqm
  • Design Period: 2005-2006
  • Construction Period: 2006-2008
  • Principal in charge: Luis Longhi
  • Project Architect: Christian Bottger
  • Project Manager: Carla Tamariz
  • Collaborators: Hector Suasnabar, Ysa Jamis
  • Construction: Longhi Architects / Hector Suasnabar

STAIRS (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

Luis Longhi´s American experience started in 1981-84 when he became the only student at the University of Pennsylvania to carry out the studies towards two master degrees simustaliusly, graduating with Honours as Master of Architecture and Master of Fine Arts with major in sculpture.

MASTER BEDRROM IN CANTILEVER (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

As student he met BV Doshi who invited him to work at his studio in Amhedabad, India, where he spent 6 months designing housing systems and visiting projects that Doshi collaborated with Le Corbusier and Louis Khan.

While in the US, he worked as personal assistant to Adele Santos in her Philadelphia Studio, to later continue his professional practice in offices such: David Slovic Architects, Bower Lewis & Thrower Architects both in Philadelphia, Gruen Associates in Los Angeles and Farrington Design Group in Atlanta.

MASTER BEDROOM (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

In 1991 he studied Computer Animation for Architecture at the GSD Harvard University, adopting since then the computer as the main instrument for conceptual design.

In 1994, after 13 years of experience in the US, Longhi returned to his native Peru, where he started his own professional and academic practices.

NIGHT VIEW (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

DINING ROOM LOOKING WEST (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

LAP POOL IN NATURAL CONTEXT (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

LAP POOL SEEN FROM BASEMENT (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)


WINE CELLAR (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

VIEW FROM MASTER BEDROOM (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

SWIMING POOLS (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

SOUTH VIEW IN ITS NATURAL CONTEXT (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

SOUTH VIEW FROM THE BEACH (Images Courtesy CHOlon Photography)

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