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Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects

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

    2008

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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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