Architects: Martin Dulanto
Location: Cieneguilla, Peru
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Martin Dulanto
Writhing Tower, designed by LYCS Architecture, is a sky condo for one of the most beautiful residential zones in Lima. The proposal is for a global architectural competition initiated by ARQUIA, an international development firm interested in commissioning architecture as art. Each unit is rotated 45 degrees to create a cruciform shape in plan and the appearance of a linear hinged volume. It enables each unit to have uninterrupted views to both the public park in front of the site, and the ocean to the rear of the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Located in a privileged area in the city of Lima with views towards the golf course, DCPP Arquitectos sought to create an icon for the future in their design for a new luxury housing concept in Latin America. They do so by combining the idea of incorporating the exterior space to the interior life of the apartments and creating a new relation between public and private areas. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Barclay & Crousse
Location: Cañete, Peru
Principals in Charge: Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse
Collaborators: Vahl del Solar, Rosa Aguirre
Contractor: Constructora Edward Barclay
Structural Engineering: Ingeniero Luis Flores
Project Year: 2008-2011
Video & Photograph: Cristobal Palma
The video was made for the W House Nº2, one of the 4 houses on this project.
In 1995, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza packed a few changes of clothes, some poetry books and a single sketchbook as he set forth to Peru. These few items were all he needed to record and interpret his voyage, allowing him to integrate his investigations into his architecture. More than a half a century earlier, Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi ventured into the peaks of Macchu Picchu were he captured a famous series of portraits of the ancient Inca ruins. His project was more political, it acted as a re-appropriation of the site by its locals, but the tools of Chambi and Siza are the same: the production of images to define a reality.
The Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) presents Alturas de Macchu Picchu: Martín Chambi – Álvaro Siza at work – an exhibit featuring thirty-five original sketches by Álvaro Siza alongside the historic 1920s photographs by Martín Chambi, now on view at in the CCA’s Octagonal Gallery until April 22, 2012. Continue reading for more information.
In addition to solving the functional interrelationships of classrooms, workshops, laboratories, cultural center, administrative center, graduate school, parking and service areas, the proposal for the UTEC University Campus by XTe a+d offers an appropriate corporate image to the institution of national and international prominence. Their design will host and give identity to: the most important private organization in the country engaged in higher technological education, being “avant-garde” and “sustainability” two of the essential concepts to be considered in a 3-phase development process to reach its maximum expansion. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Barclay & Crousse Architecture
Location: “La Escondida” Beach, province of Cañete, Peru
Project authors: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Paris – France)
Site Architect: Edward Barclay
Engineer: Llanos & Flores S.A
Contractor: Constructora E. Barclay
Project Area: 174 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Courtesy of Barclay & Crousse Architecture
The project for the central bus terminal of the city of Majes, designed by the team of Jimmy Liendo Terán, Kátia de Oliveira Vieira and Carlos Arellano Rivera, is located in an irrigated desert area and is part of a plan to provide an equal distribution of the production activities by improving the circulation between the cities in the South of Peru. Their concept, which won the second prize in the national competition, is based on two ideas: first, the separation of the movement for arrival and departure; and second, the plot with a difference in height, about 4,5 meters between parallel sides, which is hard to notice because of the size of the terrain. More images and project description after the break.
Designing in Lima, a city of marked eclecticism is more a provocation than a challenge. The vibrant movement of forms, heights, colors, reflections, textures and all kinds of elements competing for the leading role is a particularly interesting framework for XTe a+d‘s proposal for an exclusive, loft apartment building. More images and architects’ description after the break.