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.
CASA PLAYA DEL SOL in Lima, Peru by DMS ARQUITECTAS
March 12th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DMS ARQUITECTAS
This house is located on a beach called Playa del Sol, in the district of Asia, in Lima, Peru. This land has 330 m2, with a frontage of 10ml and 33ml deep.
As a regulation on this beach, the house could only have one floor with the whole second floor as a terrace, only partly covered with a light ceiling. The organization of spaces aims to leverage the social area locating at the leading front integrating the living room and kitchen with the terrace of 40m2, creating a relation between them. Inside a double height is generated in the Jacuzzi area, with access to the second floor terrace through the main staircase that is located around the guest bathroom. From the Jacuzzi area starts a corridor that serves as the main focus of distribution to the private spaces.
Along the corridor is the master bedroom, which is three steps higher giving the sensation of floating over the jacuzzi; then come 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, and at the end a kids room. We used within all this spaces fixed concrete furniture and natural ventilation and lighting.
Through the door down the hall is the access to the service area of the house that holds on one side with two parking spaces for cars and one for a motorcycle, and on the other a bedroom and bathroom and a patio laundry.
On the second floor we have the main terrace that connects through the main staircase. This terrace has an endless pool, two living areas, a dining area and a bar area with BBQ.
The volume responds to three rectangular boxes of different sizes each of them for different uses connected by a main axis of circulation. Exposed material was used as concrete, glass, terrazzo and steel to generate a set of contrasting textures to the monochromatic façade, as the regulations only permit the use of white on the outside.
The front facade features a large “L” block painted white and the concrete couch has a ceramic veneer that looks like wood. The entrance to the house has a large window of tempered glass with sliding system colorless and metalwork. The pool upstairs is plated with pepelmas.
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