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.
Golf´s Tower in Lima, Peru by Hackenbroich Architekten
May 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Hackenbroich Architekten
The Golf’s Tower provides “Panorama Apartments” which embraces the view over the Lima Golf Club. The graded rooms and the multiple ways to open and enclose them allow the users to individual configure the inside-out relations.
The apartment unfolds towards the context through the plan that turns from an enclosed sequence of spaces at the south side to an open plan towards the north side. The main rooms like the living room, dinning room and master bedroom are situated at the façade, while the TV-room, study, kitchen and master bathroom are connected to these main rooms. Living, TV room, dinning, kitchen and master bedroom can be combined to one continuous space along the facade to maximize the experience of the “Panorama Apartment”.
The inside view from the apartments is modulated through various elements: The balcony along the entire width of the building has operable sunscreens, the floor to ceiling windows of the facade fold away and open completely to turn the inside out. The dining area and the kitchen have four sliding walls to close them to the living and TV room. The master bedroom is separated from the living room by one large sliding door; the study is separable from the living and TV room by electrochrome glass. A “soft” separation are the curtains running in a curtain rail “loop” which is cast into the ceiling and so the curtains can be placed anywhere along this “loop”.
The remaining bedrooms are facing the Pacific Ocean towards the south. The operable floor to ceiling windows have external covers, similar to the front facade, which act as view protection. When open they give way to the Ocean view as well as protect the view from the side.
The structure of the building is a cast concrete structure. The north side is open and flexible through four columns supporting the structure. The circulation core structurally supports the north side.
The privacy of the apartments is enabled by the external sunscreens. When closed, these form a “solid” building and provide an ever-changing pattern when partially open. The flexibility of the apartments constantly shapes the sculptural appearance of the Tower from the Lima Golf Club like a living organism.
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