MQ Project / Oscar Malaspina + Rodrigo Apolaya + Rosa Aguirre

© Frederick Cooper

Architects: Oscar Malaspina + Rodrigo Apolaya +
Location: Lima,
Area: 480 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Frederick Cooper, Melissa Apolaya

Abanico House / Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig

© Juan Solano

Architects: Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig
Location: , Peru
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano

House in La Jolla / Metropolis

© Juan Solano

Architects: Metropolis
Location:
Project Architect: José Orrego Herrera
Project Area: 570 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Juan Solano

Cristal House / Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

Architects: Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero
Location: Playa Señoritas,
Project Architects: María Del Carmen Guerrero Yábar , Enrique Gomez De La Torre
Project Area: 504 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

Building Omega / Metropolis

Courtesy of Metropolis

Architects: Metropolis
Location: , Peru
Architect In Charge:
Area: 36,860 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Metropolis

P12 House / Martin Dulanto

© Juan Solano

Architects: Martin Dulanto
Location: ,
Project Area: 205 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Juan Solano

Surrounded House / 2.8x arquitectos

© Javier Florez

Architects: 2.8x arquitectos
Location: , Peru
Architects In Charge: Nikolás Briceño, Jaime Sarmiento
Collaborators: Caroline Ore, Erick Bergelund
Area: 410.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Javier Florez

House on the Hill / Jose Orrego

© Juan Solano

Architects:
Location: , Peru
Collaborator: Anahí Bastian
Area: 950 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano

Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects

© Juan Solano

Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: Pucusana District,
Architect In Charge: Luis Longhi
Project Team: Carla Tamariz, Christian Bottger
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano

In Progress: Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: Barclay & Crousse
Location: Lima,
Project Architects: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse
Collaborators: Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Sebastián Cilloniz, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
Project Area: 4,896 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

VLL House / LLOSA CORTEGANA

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Architects: LLOSA CORTEGANA
Location: La Molina District,
Project Architects: Patricia Llosa Bueno, Rodolfo Cortegana Morgan
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Cortesia de LLOSA CORTEGANA

House in La Jolla Beach / Juan Carlos Doblado

© Juan Solano

Architects: Juan Carlos Doblado
Location:
Project Area: 468 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Juan Solano

House in Palabritas / Metropolis

© Elsa Ramirez

Architects: Metropolis
Location: Lima,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Anahi Bastian
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Elsa Ramirez

Casuarinas’ House / Metropolis

© Juan Solano

Architects: Metropolis
Location: Casuarinas, , Peru
Architect In Charge: José Orrego
Area: 330 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

A House Forever / Longhi Architects

© Juan Solano

Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: La Planicie, , Peru
Principal In Charge: Arch. Luis Longhi
Project Team: Arch. Carla Tamariz, Arch. Christian Bottger
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano

Cachalotes House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi

Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
Location: La Molina District,
Design Team: Ernesto Bartra, Jose Miranda, Edith Rojas. Beatriz Rodriguez
Constructor: Enrique Matellini Ingenieros E.I.R.L.
Area: 590.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi

La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi

Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
Location: , Peru
Design Team: Ernesto Bartra, Beatriz Rodríguez, Nicolás Moser
Constructor: Ing. Jose Luis Bustios
Area: 905.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi, Courtesy of

VIDEO: 40 Years On, The Lessons of PREVI

The students of the MSArch in Landscape and Urbanism program at Woodbury University in San Diego have shared this video on Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda (PREVI): a late 1960s social housing experiment in Lima, , which, backed by the Peruvian government and the UN, involved the best social housing architects of the day.

The designs, part of the later, more humanist strain of modernism, were intended to allow families – who were used to holding complete control over the construction of their own homes – to appropriate the houses. However, they were also designed to imply how future construction might prevent the proliferation of chaos present in previous slums. The video asks how residents feel about their experimental homes today, questioning the success of this design strategy, 40 years after the project’s completion.

Find out more about the outcome of the PREVI experiment, after the break…