Alvarez Beach House / Longhi Architects

© CHOlon Photography

Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: Lima,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 580 sqm
Photographs: CHOlon Photography, Juan Solano

Alvarez Beach House is located on a cliff of Playa Misterio, a gated beach community 117 Km. south of Lima. With vehicular and pedestrian access at approximately 50 meters over sea level, Alvarez Beach House was the answer to specific program requirements given by the client, a successful surgeon with a large family.

© Juan Solano

The social area of the house was placed near the entry, occupying two levels while accommodations for children and parents were organized in two parts: the two levels above the social area were designated for the boys and their guests and 3 levels below social area for the parents, girls and their guests.


Swimming pool and recreational facilities were located at lower levels occupying a series of terraces designed to connect the house with the ocean.

© Juan Solano
Cite: "Alvarez Beach House / Longhi Architects" 19 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • basil

    why must i always find something by longhi architects on the front page these days?-i don’t even think their work is specially good.

    • josep

      I agree with you! Their work needs lots of editing! But this blog is not about great projects I believe you can learn what not to do from projects like this

  • im

    I like the exterior shape. Colors and materials are not a good choice. Interiors are not friendly.

  • Crorks

    I never knew that Peru was in Asia… I will have to re-visit my Geography books

  • Bopp

    I don’t mind people having golf-carts as cars, but houses as candyjars isn’t my cup of tea. Especially in Peru… Peru, Asia, that is.

  • Julio

    Asia is a place in Peru guys, beach place…

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