A House Forever / Longhi Architects

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Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: La Planicie, Lima,
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

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Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
Location: , Peru
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

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

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…

Billboard in Lima Harvests Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The billboard reads “A panel that produces potable water out of air is ingenuity in action.” Courtesy of UTEC.

According to the UN, about 60% of the world’s population will be living in cities within the next 8 years – a human migration that adds more and more strain on cities’ sanitation and resources. One of these many urban centers is Lima, Peru, the second largest desert capital in the world that receives less than 2 inches of rain a year. Despite its nearly nonexistent rainfall, has some of the highest atmospheric humidity anywhere – 98%.

The University of Engineering and Technology of Peru (UTEC) and an ad agency called Mayo DraftFCBand saw great opportunity in this invisible source of water and created a billboard that can capture this humidity and turn it into potable drinking water for nearby residents.

Read on to find out how it’s done.

Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos

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Architects: David Mutal Arquitectos
Location: Lima,
Area: 345 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gonzalo Cáceres

Barranco No. 436 / JSª

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Architects: JSª
Location: Barranco, , Perú
Team: Javier Sánchez, Irvine Torres, Francisco de la Concha, Eduardo Zambrano
Area: 540 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastián Castillo

Multipurpose Room for Pius XII Private School / Laboratorio Urbano de Lima + Carmen Rivas Lombardi

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Architects: Laboratorio Urbano de – Pablo Díaz Mora + Carmen Rivas Lombardi
Location: Lima, Perú
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Laboratorio Urbano de Lima + Carmen Rivas Lombardi

Hotel + Congress Center Proposal / OOIIO

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OOIIO Architecture shared with us ‘Unbalance Hotel’, their latest project for a landmark hotel and congress building in , Perú. Located in a city which is currently enjoying a constant growth, the interesting topography is what the architects decided to take advantage of to start the hotel design. The outstanding building silhouette immediately grabs pedestrian’s attention and it becomes an actual landmark for the more than 8 million inhabitants of Lima, and the whole country of Peru. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tent House / Nómena Arquitectos

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Architects: Nómena Arquitectos
Location: Cañete, ,
Architect In Charge: Nómena
Design Team: Talía Valdéz
Area: 27,825 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

El Golf D17 Beach House / rrmr arquitectos

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Architects: rrmr arquitectos
Location: Asia,
Architects In Charge: Roberto Riofrío Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña
Area: 255 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Elsa Ramírez

Cipreses Residential Complex / Juan Carlos Doblado + Nómena Arquitectos

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Architects: Juan Carlos Doblado + Nómena Arquitectos
Location: , , Perú
Constructor: Graña, Montero S.A.
Structure: Marcos Tinman
Area: 2681474.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Carlos Doblado, Nómena Arquitectos

J4 Houses / Vertice Arquitectos

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Architects: Vertice Arquitectos
Location: Lomas del Mar, , Perú
Architect In Charge: Arq. Luis Miguel Becerra de la Fuente, Arq. Hernani Canessa Lohmann, Arq. Sandro Moro Miranda
Area: 279.58 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Vertice Arquitectos

Casa VU / TDC

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Architects: TDC
Location: , Perú
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Villanueva
Design Team: Mauricio Sialer
Area: 41565.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sergio Fernández Majluf

Francisco Perez Anampa School / Architecture For Humanity

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Architects: Architecture For Humanity
Location: , Ica, Perú
Design Fellow: Diego Collazos
Colaborator: Arturo Novelli – Edificaciones America
Project Coordinator: Ofelia Harten
Area: 557 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture For Humanity

Casa Seta / Martín Dulanto Architect

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Location: , Perú
Architect In Charge: Martín Dulanto Sangalli
Area: 136.12 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marco Símola

LF House / Itara Arquitectos

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Architects: Itara Arquitectos
Location: , Lambayeque, Perú
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Itabashi, Martin Ramírez.
Area: 467 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Itara Arquitectos

Deployed House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

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Architects: Seinfeld Arquitectos
Location: , Perú
Project Team: Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig, Peter Seinfeld
Collaborator: Daniel Barúa
Area: 495.0 sqm
Photography: Cortesia de Seinfeld Arquitectos