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Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects

  • 01:00 - 21 April, 2009
Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects
Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pachacamac, Peru
  • Architects

    Longhi Architects
  • Principal In Charge

    Luis Longhi
  • Collaborators

    Hector Suasnabar, Christian Bottger, Carla Tamariz, Veronica Schreibeis
  • Construction

    Longhi Architects / Hector Suasnabar
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. A hill in Pachacamac, located 40 km south of Lima near Peru's coast, is the site for the retirement home of a philosopher.

The response to the site's conditions was to bury the house, trying to create a balanced dialogue between architecture and landscape, where inside / outside becomes a constant interpretation of materiality with strong sense of protection and appreciation of the dark and the light.

A glass box sticks out of the hill symbolizing architectural intervention on untouched nature.

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Jessica Goldemberg · June 08, 2012

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Nichole L. Reber · June 08, 2012

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David Neustein · August 29, 2011

The extraordinary, barrow-like Pachacamac House emerges from a Peruvian hillside.

Quiteris Mitten · August 03, 2011

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kwok · March 02, 2010

i wanna know the orientation of the house

acebase · August 11, 2009

friggin' retarded

Oldesque urbanbike ! · June 22, 2009 Étonnante maison enterrée au Pérou…

Juliquita · May 01, 2009

Casa inspirada em StarWars?

Marcus · April 26, 2009

A great example of beautiful architecture and consistency in the whole project. It is very clever how the landscape is incorporated into the architecture.

Cheryl Morgan-Mauro · April 26, 2009


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HSXK · April 24, 2009

I like this form.

rodo tisnado · April 23, 2009

estimado luis en noviembre se me escapo tu casa

en pachacamac....pero no sera asi la proxima vez

que pase por lima....pero necesito tus senas....bravo y

hasta la proxima......rodo

Viqui · April 22, 2009


syunichiro · April 22, 2009

great work!
I can't stop my tears!

freddy wulf · April 22, 2009

It's a long time ago, that archdaily showed such a nice project! Nice!

freddy wolf · April 22, 2009

I hope that projects like this are creating a turning point. The attention for the critical importance of the environment in all aspects in architecture is now more than ever necessary.
Instead of "riding the wave" of extreme capitalism and corporate politics, this worldwide economical crisis should be the opportunity to get away from spectacular architecture - that is shifting from extraordinary to obscene. History is repeating itself: the aspired architectural icons are becoming the Beaux-Arts façades of the 19th century.(=image/fashion is all that matters) Like the modernists that answerred with their rational and social architecture, the architects of today should make the environment their head agenda.

sgurin · April 22, 2009


arc · April 22, 2009

i visited this site last year on a school trip. the entry into the building was kind of epic. it was still unfinished, but you could feel the effect of the light and site.

armeyn · April 22, 2009

long live for INCA!!!

Guto Araki · April 22, 2009

Great architecture in the desert. Inspired by Star wars.

Terry Glenn Phipps · April 22, 2009

Great project. It is really the second renaissance for modern architecture in South America. Also, it is wonderful to compare and contrast this with the monumental kitsch that has been thrown up in China. The time seems comparable to Italy and France in the fifties.

What could be better than this. Perfect use of indigenous materials, simplicity, and clarity. I would really like to go and see it in person.

Terry Glenn Phipps

Nicolás Verdejo · April 22, 2009

Amazing landscape work! it works!

dp · April 21, 2009

Grande Perú!!!
saludos desde Chile

Buzzkill · April 21, 2009

Spot the bad Photoshopping in the pictures...

Balkan · April 21, 2009


roadkill · April 21, 2009

great project, very beautiful and inspiring simplicity... Well done!

drr · April 21, 2009

that is what i call god earth-architecture. great job!!!


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