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.
Casuarinas House in Lima, Peru by Metropolis
December 8th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Metropolis
The project is located in “The Casuarinas” urbanization in Lima City in a 1080.10 sqm plot. The Proposal contemplates the development of a two floor Residence with an upper floor access. Through a bridge you can gain access The parking garage is on level-0.70m. and come at it from the +0.00 level (street level). It has 05 parking lots.
On the first floor is accessed via a bridge to the first floor, is distributed as follows:
On the lower level is accessed by a staircase from the first floor and comprises a distribution hall double height, a second room, guest bathroom, living room, main dining room, kitchen, dining area. The service area is separated from the rest of the house and has a separate entrance and comprises: laundry, room service.
The garden is on the level and is surrounded by two levels of stone planters willing to buttress way around the perimeter of the lot. This is because of the volume of excavation. Besides the whole lot is fenced with a living fence to a height of 3.00m from the street level, according to the rules of the association.
The house has been conceptualized as a container modern first lecorbusianos generation projects, where we have used natural materials such as stone, marble and wood to avoid temporary made with materials concerning a specified manufacturing.
The first floor served as a glass box to project the house on the outside, there has been privileged treatment landscape and outdoor lighting that can be modulated to meet various social situations. The second floor was designed as a perforated container, with a higher roof to promote inner sense unlike the first floor that is reaching out.
The intention was to create a separate proposal to host a series of codes that were difficult to recognize in a future time so that the house itself, could grow old with their owners. The whole house has different types regarding achieving a modern eclecticism but looking both belong to an alternative future.