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Living House / Chetecortes

  • 12:00 - 25 March, 2017
Living House / Chetecortes
Living House / Chetecortes , © Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva

© Nadia Riva © Nadia Riva © Nadia Riva © Nadia Riva + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asia District, Peru
  • Architects in Charge

    Daniel Cortés, Lorena Alfaro
  • Area

    530.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Project Team

    Larry Zlatar, Daniel Lama, Carlos Carrasco, Katherine Tocto, Walter Flores, Freddy Bellido
  • Builder

    Chetecortes Arquitectos
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© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva

Text description provided by the architects. Designed for a business family who spends a lot of time traveling, with a culture of fluidity and continuity of energy in their lives.

© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva

We begin by understanding the movement of people through body expression, using photography as tools.

A picture of a sleeping person describes her as static, resting and distributing all her weight on the bed, placing most of the surface of her body on it.

© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva
Section
Section

A photo of a person walking, is fixed, but describes a movement. The person distributes his weight through the legs, reaching the feet that touch the ground with very little surface.

© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva
Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
© Nadia Riva
© Nadia Riva

That is why the house is an object that is on the floor, which is supported by 2 static cubes. This object seems to be still for the moment, but it is actually in motion, ready to go and continue on its way.

Cite: "Living House / Chetecortes " 25 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/805864/living-house-chetecortes-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884