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Building AS / Barclay & Crousse

  • Architects: Barclay & Crousse
  • Location: Calle Alfredo Salazar, Lima, Peru
  • Architects in Charge: Sandra Barclay, Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Area: 2450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Michelle Llona

© Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona

Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Vertical House / Juan Carlos Doblado

© Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez

Comunal Co-Working / DA-LAB Arquitectos

© Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati

Shelter Global Announces 2015 Dencity Competition Winners

International architecture non-profit Shelter Global has announced the winners of its 2015 Dencity Competition. Out of 300 entries from 50 different countries, three winners and six special mentions were selected.

The competition’s goal was “to foster new ideas on how to handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of the massive problem,” and jury members sought out project designs that empower communities and allow for self-sufficiency. Read about the three winners, after the break.

House V / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

  • Architects: Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Area: 330.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas

  • Architects: Aurelio Herrera, Enrique Llatas
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Lolo Lamas

© Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas

House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano

Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

  • Architects: Barclay & Crousse
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects: Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Assistants: Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area: 4900.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Grimshaw Selected to Expand Peru's International Airport

Grimshaw has landed a $950 million expansion project for the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. As reported by the Architect’s Journal, Grimshaw will work with ARCADIS, CH2MHill and Ramboll to design a seven million square meter scheme that will include a new air traffic control tower and second terminal for the international airport. Designs are set to be revealed in 2015.

Justin McGuirk's Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture

In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the people and ideas shaping the way cities are evolving: "after decades of social and political failure, a new generation has revitalised architecture and urban design in order to address persistent poverty and inequality. Together, these activists, pragmatists and social idealists are performing bold experiments that the rest of the world may learn from." The following is an excerpt from Radical Cities on PREVI - the great, but all-but-forgotten experimental housing project in Lima that counted James Stirling and Aldo van Eyck among its contributors.

In a northern suburb of Lima is a housing estate that might have changed the face of cities in the developing world. Its residents go about their lives feeling lucky that they live where they do, but oblivious to the fact that they occupy the last great experiment in social housing. If you drove past it today, you might not even notice it. And yet the Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda – PREVI for short – has a radical pedigree. Some of the best architects of the day slaved over it. Now it is largely forgotten.

B House / Domenack Arquitectos

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects: Domenack Arquitectos
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects: Juan Carlos Domenack L., Juan Carlos Domenack C.
  • Area: 478.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano

Tammo Prinz Architects Propose Platonian Tower in Lima

Tammo Prinz's competition entry for a new residential tower in Lima, Peru, proposes the use of platonian bodies to generate dramatic interior and exterior spaces.

The concrete dodekaeder structure drives the form of the design whilst smaller cubic shapes are strategically placed within this to generate spaces for everyday living. The relationship between these two spatial qualities, of interior and exterior, reveals a series of unique spaces that can be used as an extension of the interior, or as a balcony-like outdoors area. 

S House / Domenack Arquitectos

  • Architects: Domenack Arquitectos
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Carlos Domenack L, Juan Carlos Domenack C
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano

BK House / Domenack Arquitectos

  • Architects: Domenack Arquitectos
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects: Juan Carlos Domenack L y Juan Carlos Domenack C.
  • Area: 630.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano

MQ Project / Oscar Malaspina + Rodrigo Apolaya + Rosa Aguirre

  • Architects: Oscar Malaspina, Rodrigo Apolaya , Rosa Aguirre
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Area: 480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Frederick Cooper , Melissa Apolaya

© Frederick Cooper © Frederick Cooper © Frederick Cooper © Frederick Cooper

Cristal House / Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

  • Architects: Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero
  • Location: Playa Señoritas, Peru
  • Project Architects: María Del Carmen Guerrero Yábar , Enrique Gomez De La Torre
  • Project Area: 504.0 m2
  • Photography: Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero