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Lefevre House / Longhi Architects

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2009
Lefevre House / Longhi Architects
Lefevre House / Longhi Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    Longhi Architects
  • Principal In Charge

    Luis Longhi
  • Project Architect

    Christian Bottger
  • Project Manager

    Carla Tamariz
  • Collaborators

    Hector Suasnabar, Ysa Jamis
  • Construction

    Longhi Architects / Hector Suasnabar
  • Area

    530.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Conceived as the place where the arid Peruvian desert meets the Pacific Ocean, this beach house located at Punta Misterio 117 km. south of Lima, is an intervention where the integration of architecture and landscape was an important concern.

Sand garden roofs act as the extension of the desert; lap and recreation pools connect the ocean with the house, while a glass box hangs from the structure symbolizing architecture between sand and water.

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Gintas Reisgys · October 17, 2011

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Scott Jarson · July 19, 2011

Beach House of the Week:

Alan Halpin · March 25, 2011

spectacular views. nice #materials and forms...cliff house in Peru. via @ArchDaily #architecture

rawan faisal · December 29, 2010

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Andréa Riom · November 18, 2010

Ambitieux ces chinois.

Andréa Riom · November 03, 2010


Barby Omodei · May 16, 2010

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sirisha bysani · July 20, 2009

the location is excellent and architectural work is gr8 ... any one would like spend time in this place..

thomas foral · June 14, 2009

Peruban :-) - Lefevre House / Longhi Architects | ArchDaily -

bpv · June 13, 2009

Beautiful house. I think the sand shelves and pools as a connection to the landscape are quite a stretch and would have rather seen more engagement, but I think that the interior is beautiful and much more successful

JB · June 13, 2009

I dont like it at all, so many things happened in the house, many forms many materials... Somehow tries to compete with the place... It looks sooooo expensive, what for? In contrast take a look to this amazing beach house:

Regards JB

2MACoff · June 10, 2009


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mad props · March 22, 2009

I was able to visit this house during its construction and I would say that this house does pretty well in its integration to site. Compared to the other homes in the development, it is site specific. The images/drawings do not show how steep that cliff actually is.

wuxscho · March 16, 2009

Lefevre House in Punta Misteria, Peru: Would make a great evil scientist's lair :)

awarbs · March 13, 2009

Real subtle, Longhi.
i agree with the comments regarding a lack of context and sensitivity. This monster looks like it could bully its way onto any site.

James · March 13, 2009

I'm not crazy about the staircase, or the homologous mix up of mini skylights. The interior integration, exposed stone, is nice. Some views do depict it as conflicting with the landscape, but overall it's a beautiful house. Good job.

Leonardo Moreira · March 12, 2009

Up! Lefevre House by Longhi Architects. Click

Vision · March 12, 2009

Martin and Lex, envy indeed made you produce those ridiculous comments. Don't you see the context of the rocks and cliffs??? Especially when looking from the shore. And the sections express that beautifully. How more contextual can you get??

sgurin · March 12, 2009

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Very like it. Great house. Great. Thanks Arch Daily.

Victor A. · March 12, 2009

The house is amazing and the integration is stunning, i do not know how some people can say it is not.
Congratulations, it is a vivid reflection of the good work and lessons from Baracco studio at URP.
I hope that more and more peruvian architects will start to show themself in the international architectural websites and competions.

Martin · March 12, 2009

We could also call it... Longhi´s Ego House.
There is no integration with the landscape, the house is competing against it. I mean, its a lovely place to visit, but i think it would be impossible to take the look out of that house-thing.

Come on! Was it built onsite or did it just land there?

Love to see Peruvian architecture over Peru.

Archetype 3D · March 12, 2009

Build your house on the rock, not the sinking sand! Check it:

Jeison Gelaki · March 11, 2009

I´d just be affraid of letting my kids run around!

aikon · March 11, 2009

wow. how come the floorplan is not included in the gallery?

Bernie Madoff · March 11, 2009

Envy can kill you, Lex.

Philippe · March 11, 2009

Carla, Christian, Lucho

Well done. It's good to see that you guys are doing interesting work. The ohter day I also came across your proposal for the evolo competition, this is what peruvian architecture needs.
All the best from London...

Carla · October 04, 2010 10:41 PM

Hi Philippe!

It was nice to hear from you, thanks for your comments and good wishes.
I hope you can get this message!


lex · March 11, 2009

what excatly is stunning - the location I guess....further ?

cat emil · March 11, 2009

i want to live here:

odris · March 11, 2009

wow, stunning!

Miguel Sá, Arqt · March 11, 2009

I think it questionable the rights to build in such places, it seems to me most of all wealth and not 1 or 2
Regardless of the quality of the project and work in question
I regret that so

penso ser discutível os direitos de construir em locais deste género, parece-me mais património de todos e não de 1 ou 2, independentemente da qualidade do projecto e obra em questão
lamento que seja assim

HowardG · March 11, 2009


Don't they have significant seismic activity in Peru!!?

What a way to go...

Susan · March 11, 2009

My dream house -

Miguel Ângelo · March 11, 2009 Between Sand and Water #architecture #arquitectura

doc · March 11, 2009

Now the house should only be the same attractive as the location.

Jeison Gelaki · March 11, 2009

What a location! What a house! Congratulations for the architects and the owner.


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