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Horadada House / Seinfield Arquitectos

13:00 - 6 May, 2018
Horadada House / Seinfield Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architect

    Cynthia Seinfeld
  • Developer Architects

    Jannet Arévalo, Krizia Alvarez
  • Builder

    Carlos Sarmiento
  • Area

    700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

A Guide to Modern Architecture in Lima, Peru: 16 Projects to Visit

14:00 - 21 April, 2018
A Guide to Modern Architecture in Lima, Peru: 16 Projects to Visit, Lima Civic Centre (1966-1970). Image © Nicolás Valencia
Lima Civic Centre (1966-1970). Image © Nicolás Valencia

As tends to occur in various Latin American capitals, the historical center of Lima —also known as Cercado de Lima— faces simultaneous processes of deterioration, conservation and transformation. Wandering through its streets, its neo-colonial and republican architecture mixes with some major architectural projects which came about during Peru's modernist movement: "golden age" of public architecture during the mid 20th century.

In 1947, the invasion of Agrupación Espacio, the remodeling Lima's Plaza de Armas and the widening of streets such as Tacna Avenue and Wilson Avenue kickstarted Peru's entrance into the modern movement. In Lima's historic center the works of Enrique Seoane Ros and Walter Weberhofer introduced a new formal and structural language to the streets, with projects that reveal the city's structural elements, functional designs, windows, terraces and commercial buildings, exemplified by an optimistic vision of the future. Despite initial reluctance, all of these projects were backed by a state that enthusiastically focused on planning for over two decades in the design of its cities and the construction of large neighborhood units, such as PREVI and the San Felipe Residential.

Architects Alejandra Acevedo and Michelle Llona explain that despite its undisputed legacy, the modernist movement in Peru is not legally protected. As authors of the important text CAMMP, the two aforementioned architects authored a book that informed the approach of this article. In this new addition to our Spanish-language guides of modern Latin American architecture, we present 16 historical projects from the historic center of Lima, complete with a map and suggestion for a 3-hour walking tour.

La Nacional Building / Enrique Seoane Ros (1947-1948). Image © Nicolás Valencia Ministry of Education / Enrique Seoane Ros (1951-1956). Image © Nicolás Valencia El Sol Insurance Building /  Enrique Seoane Ros (1956-1958). Image © Nicolás Valencia Lima Civic Centre (1966-1970). Image © Nicolás Valencia + 33

On the Other Side of the Wall of Shame in Lima, Peru

08:00 - 30 March, 2018
On the Other Side of the Wall of Shame in Lima, Peru, © Orestis Karagiannis
© Orestis Karagiannis

Warning: this article proposes a narrative according to the route taken from one side to the other of the wall, from the predictable to the most unpredictable. To better situate ourselves, the narrative will be told through my personal experience.

"Do you know the wall that divides the rich from the poor?," asked three Greek travelers who, after visiting the "pretty" side of Lima, suspected that something was hiding behind appearances. But, "how is it that from, even though you're from the other side of the world, you knew about the wall?" Well, news travels. And "why is this wall something that has to be seen in our city?" if it's not a cause for pride. I knew exactly what they were talking about. I spelled it out: the wall of shame. Certainly, I wasn't familiar with it in situ either, since I hadn't left my urban bubble, like many of those who live in these parts, so with the same curiosity, as a tourist of my own city, we made our way.

Bored House / Cynthia Seinfeld

13:00 - 25 March, 2018
Bored House / Cynthia Seinfeld, © Juan Solano Ojasí
© Juan Solano Ojasí

© Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Cynthia Seinfeld
  • Development Architecture

    Verónica Aguirre, Pamela Apaclla
  • Landscaping

    Titi Laurie (ECOART)
  • Area

    750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Atenea Building / K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo

15:00 - 15 March, 2018
© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi
© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi

© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi © Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi © Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi © Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi + 22

The After-Life Of The Architectural Model: Where Can History's Lost Models Go?

09:00 - 19 December, 2017
The After-Life Of The Architectural Model: Where Can History's Lost Models Go?, © Yamil Alvarez / Edición: D
© Yamil Alvarez / Edición: D

The architectural model: a tool, a sculptural artifact, a prized possession, and yet in the digital age of BIM and Virtual Reality, perhaps becoming an enigma, a relic for settling dust. And yet, we are still making them. If you imagine that famous photo of earth from space, of every model ever made in a single image, it raises the question - where are they all? Where does the architectural model go to die?

Plaza Cultural Norte / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

05:00 - 14 August, 2017
Plaza Cultural Norte / Oscar Gonzalez Moix, © Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

© Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio + 35

Understanding Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

04:00 - 18 January, 2017
Understanding Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, UTEC / Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
UTEC / Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

“When you read Love in the Time of Cholera you come to realize the magic realism of South America.” Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara and I were in a corner of the Barbican Centre’s sprawling, shallow atrium talking about the subject of their most recent accolade, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugural International Prize, awarded that previous evening. That same night the two Irish architects, who founded their practice in Dublin in the 1970s, also delivered a lecture on the Universidad de Ingeniería and Tecnologia (UTEC)—their “modern-day Machu Picchu” in Lima—to a packed audience in London’s Portland Place.

Farrell and McNamara, who together lead a team of twenty-five as Grafton Architects, are both powerful thinkers, considered conversationalists and unobtrusively groundbreaking designers. For a practice so compact, their international portfolio is exceptionally broad. The first phase of the UTEC in the Peruvian capital, which began following an international competition in 2011, represents the farthest territory the practice have geographically occupied. The project is, in their words, a “man-made cliff” between the Pacific and the mountains – on one side a cascading garden, and on the other a “shoulder” to the city cast from bare concrete.

Monocle 24 Explores Architectural White Elephants

10:00 - 8 December, 2016

Cities across the world are full of white elephants – something which ArchDaily has recently explored. In the latest episode of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team examine similar cases from the unfinished Palestinian Parliament to redundant projects in Belgrade. This edition also looks at the RIBA's new International Prize, which was awarded this year to Grafton Architects for their University of Engineering and Technology building in Lima.

Courtesy of Monocle 24
Courtesy of Monocle 24

Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize

19:01 - 23 November, 2016
Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have revealed the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC), located in Lima and designed by Dublin-based practice Grafton Architects, as the winner of the inaugural RIBA International Prize. A longlist of thirty projects, published in May of this year, was narrowed down to six in October before a grand jury—chaired by Richard Rogers—selected the scheme as "an exceptional example of civil architecture."

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 5

13 Designs Given Honorable Mentions for Lima Art Museum (MALI) Expansion Competition

08:00 - 15 July, 2016
13 Designs Given Honorable Mentions for Lima Art Museum (MALI) Expansion Competition, 2525 / Zaha Hadid Architects + David Mutal Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)
2525 / Zaha Hadid Architects + David Mutal Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

Earlier this week we covered the announcement of the winners of the expansion of the Lima Art Museum (MALI). The following 13 projects received honorable mention as according to the jury they "were essential during the deliberation process, for their originality, daring or because they helped shape the discussion."

The proposals came from a wide range of studios including Mexican firm Productora, a collaboration between Zaha Hadid and David Mutal, Campo Baeza and Llosa Cortegana amongst them. Continue below for the 13 projects in detail.

Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru

07:00 - 4 May, 2016
Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru, Aerial view of site.
Aerial view of site.

The Lima Art Museum (MALI) announces the launch of an open competition for the design of its new contemporary art wing. The project will include new gallery spaces, a library, classrooms, workshops, a café, a public plaza, access to a future metro station, and a landscape proposal for the park where the museum is located. Our goal is to establish the MALI as a new civic and cultural platform in the city, as well as a referent for future competitions regarding the design of public spaces in Lima.

Subtracted House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

11:00 - 3 May, 2016
Subtracted House /  Seinfeld Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi + 26

AGP eGlass Factory & Offices / V.Oid

17:00 - 23 February, 2016
AGP eGlass Factory & Offices / V.Oid, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Ferrer
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Córdova Residential Building / Jordi Puig

15:00 - 10 December, 2015
Córdova Residential Building / Jordi Puig, © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart
© Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart

© Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart + 24

Building AS / Barclay & Crousse

11:00 - 24 August, 2015
Building AS / Barclay & Crousse, © Michelle Llona
© Michelle Llona

© Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Alfredo Salazar, Lima, Peru
  • Architects in Charge

    Sandra Barclay, Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Area

    2450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos

09:00 - 17 August, 2015
Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma + 27

Vertical House / Juan Carlos Doblado

09:00 - 1 August, 2015
Vertical House / Juan Carlos Doblado, © Elsa Ramírez
© Elsa Ramírez

© Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez + 20