Cristal House / Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

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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

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

P12 House / Martin Dulanto

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

Surrounded House / 2.8x arquitectos

© Javier Florez

Architects: 2.8x arquitectos
Location: ,
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: Jose Orrego
Location: ,
Collaborator: Anahí Bastian
Area: 950 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano

Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects

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Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: , Peru
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: ,
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

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

House in Palabritas / Metropolis

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Architects: Metropolis
Location: , Peru
Architect In Charge: Jose Orrego
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

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Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: La Planicie, ,
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: 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

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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