Study House Casuarinas / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

Study House Casuarinas / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5920 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Ramiro del Carpio
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Hunter Douglas
© Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

The House as a Shelter
How can a dry, rocky,  steep-sloped terrain be confronted by architecture? That’s the initial question that arises out of the necessity to build a household and a work atelier in this type of setting. As an answer, we decided to intervene as little as possible with the land’s topography, as a means to balance excavations and fillers, solving the problem with a simple outline, with sections and planes. 

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© Ramiro del Carpio
1st floor plan
1st floor plan
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© Ramiro del Carpio

In order to pose architecture in a manner through which it respects its steeped-slope geography, we rely on 4 levels that extend towards the horizon, searching for the best views for each of the different environments in Lima’s bay.

© Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

We propose a service area located in the back of the house, neighbouring the hillside and the main environments in terms of sections and planes, which offers greater flexibility including views to the city and the Pacific ocean. Within the street level, we lodge the areas of social life with the dining room and the Access to the kitchen and services, an area which extends towards the rooftop which includes the pool, garden, barbecue and game room.

© Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio
Section A-A
Section A-A
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© Ramiro del Carpio

Located in the lower level is the family living room and the romos, each having access to a patio located at the back of the house which connects to the escalonated gardens arranged with local stone platforms. Finally, in the last level, there is a work environment, studio and atelier for the family’s use.

© Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

The language that reflects a noble architecture, was expressed by attempting to align the structure, the functionality and the room schedules, by using plants and a simple distribution, due to the quality of its materials and the spatial definition.

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© Ramiro del Carpio

Austerity, flexibility and practicality are the central components of the house, which harbors functions that are clearly oriented towards family, studio and work life, resulting in a timeless shelter which exists in perfect harmony with its site and landscape.

© Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

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Cite: "Study House Casuarinas / Oscar Gonzalez Moix" [Casa Estudio Casuarinas / Oscar Gonzalez Moix] 26 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/940306/study-house-casuarinas-oscar-gonzalez-moix> ISSN 0719-8884

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