Located on the desert coast of the Paracas Bay, the perspective taken for the design of this house is a closed volume that extends along the total length of the plot. The main objective is to create a strong element of protection against the strong winds distinctive of this location. Through its path the volume expands, turns, and embraces a wide space in the open where all pathways are united around the swimming pool, terraces, and landscape. Protected by a huge exposed concrete mass, these spaces enjoy strong sunlight throughout the whole year.
The building’s aesthetics come as a result of the special concern with its relation to the environment where it is located. Shapes, materials, and colors seek to interact with the textures and tones of the desert. These characteristics that respond to the environment contrast with the dynamic and strong language proposed; defining openings, access areas, and windows, and unifying the integral assessment of the house.
The program locates the main house at the front, where the living room, dining room, kitchen, study, and master bedroom all enjoy the ocean view. Attached to this main block area are two guest bungalows with social areas and a kitchenette. In the back of the plot area the service and parking areas are located.
Architects: Roberto Riofrio Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña Architectural design company: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos Work Team: Edith Zamalloa, Anny Gutierrez, Miguel Seminario, Beatriz Pero, Helvis Marcello Hidalgo, Claudia Porras. Year of Construction: 2011-2012 Construction area: 680m2 Photography: Javier Larrea Materials and Products used: Hilite Peru, CNM (Compañía Nacional de Mármol), Piedra Total, Ventanas y Estilos (Marcos de PVC), DecorCenter. Mentions / Awards: 1st Place award in the Peruvian Biennale or Architecture in the temporary housing category – Region Centro.