Casa Paracas, Peru / Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos

Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea

Project Details:
Location: Paracas, Ica-Peru
Type: Residential Houses
Area: 680m2
Architects: Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos (Roberto Riofrio Navarro and Micaela Rodrigo Graña)
Project Team: Edith Zamalloa, Anny Gutierrez, Miguel Seminario, Beatriz Pero, Helvis Marcello Hidalgo, Claudia Porras
Photographs: Javier Larrea

Located in the desert coast of the Paracas bay, the perspective taken for the design of this house is a closed volume that extends along the total length of the plot. The main objective is to create a strong element of protection against the strong winds distinctive of this location.

Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea

Through its path the volume expands, turns and embraces a wide space in the open where all pathways are united around the swimming pool, terraces and landscape. Protected by a huge exposed concrete mass, these spaces enjoy the strong sunlight throughout the whole year.

Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea
Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea

The building´s aesthetics comes as a result of the special concern with its relation with the environment where it is located. Shapes, materials and colors seek to dialogue with textures and tones of the desert. These characteristics that respond to the environment contrasts with the dynamic and strong language proposed; which define openings, access areas and windows, finishing unifying the integral assessment of the house.

Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea
Casa paracas, peru / riofrio+rodrigo arquitectos
© Javier Larrea

The program locates the main house at the front, where all living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Study and master bedroom enjoy the ocean view. Attached to this main block area you will find two guest bungalows with social areas and kitchenette. In the back of the plot area located the service and parking areas.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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