Location: Marina Lancheros, Ancon, Peru
Built surface: 547 m2
Design Team: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse
Project Team: E. Zambrano, B. Ruiz
Photography: © C. Palma
The house is conceived as a soil extrusion rather than an object in landscape. Framing views is not a priority, but the creation of a microcosm that allows understanding its unique features by revealing its hidden qualities.
The house breaks up in different volumes that create platforms for life. Four platforms are created: one for cars and services, two sheltering the bedrooms and offering open planted surfaces above, and one dedicated to social activities, covered by a series of concrete vaults that anchor the space underneath to the ground. By cantilevering the one of them, they seem an unfinished structure, so as the landscape appear to our eyes.
Studio Barclay & Crousse
All images courtesy of Studio Barclay & Crousse |© C. Palma Photography
Studio Barclay & Crousse
1967 born in Lima (Peru). 1990 Graduated as Architect at URP (Lima). 1993 Graduated as Architect at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (France). 1993 Robert Camelot Prize for best Architectural Thesis in France. 2000 Fulbrignt Foundation and American Institute of Architects Fellowship. 2005-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (Paris, France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 2012 Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). 2016 Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale. 2018 Architect of the Year Prize, Women in Architecture, by the Architectural Review, London.
Jean Pierre Crousse
1963 Born in Lima (Peru). 1987 Architecture degree at URP (Lima). 1989 graduated at the Politécnico di Milano (Italy). 1999-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 2012 Member of the South America Project, GSD – Harvard University. 2012 Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). 2015 Design Critic at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. 2016 Member of the International Jury of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Chicago. 2016 Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.
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