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.
The multi-storey proposal addresses a need for greater public space in Lima through the design of a large sunken public plaza. Generous voids in the bottom levels of the building allow natural light to pour into the multi-purpose space that includes a stepped ampitheatre. The playful nature of the staggered, colourful steps down into the plaza provide some releif from the brutal concrete structure, inviting passers-by to interact with the space.
With dodekaeder easlily able to be sliced in half to form a flat side, architects Tammo Prinz hope to apply this modular, platonian design technique to a number of future residential projects. Keep an eye out because we may be seeing more of this kind of geometrically informed architecture in the very near future.