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Visual Arts School // Barclay and Crousse Architecture

Lima, Peru

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Remodelation and Amplification
The original building, designed by Emilio Harth-Terré, was conceived as a massive volume that has two stories but appears to have a single, massive level.
The project works with the opposite scale: the scale is reduced (with the tripartition of levels above two floors) to avoid competing with the primary role given to the original façade.

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

Treatment to the new façade, apparently ethereal, is conceived as a façade with an aleatory rhythm.
The exterior glass screen was especially designed to create a particular rhythm of natural light and shadow in order to avoid creating the sensation of a massive weight on top of the original building, opting instead for a lighter addition.

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

Prices Concurso Nacional de Calidad Arquitectónica 2007
Colegio de Arquitectos del Perú – Celima.

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

© Barclay and Crousse Architecture

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