Ancestral Contemporary Architecture: 3D-Like Volumes Defining A House In Peru
Longhi Architects designed this spectacular house with a futuristic look in La Planicie, Lima (Peru). The clients, when asked what exactly are they hoping for, replied that they wanted a home “for ever”, a place so nice and comfortable that would make them spend the rest of their lives there. Such a nice thought! Along with clients, who were extremely thrilled to share their thoughts with someone who was perfectly capable to understand their vision, the architect responsible with the new project understood that this was his opportunity to outline the values of an ancestral contemporary architectural project.
The house boasts several 3D-like volumes and some interesting circular ornaments encompassing the side windows of the house. Seen from distance, the peculiar home resembles a spaceship, because of the cutting edge components defining it. “The metaphor for the design was to imagine that a major ancestral shake was foundin the site andneeded to be carved keeping in mind the end goal to accommodate the living spaces.The carving of the spaces would generate interesting “inherent” furniture with solid surface to be assorted with other natural and artificial materials all together fortheallegorystone to remain as natural as conceivable to eventually be seen as part of the proprietor’s coveted garden.” Photo credit: Juan Solano.