San Isidro, Lima (2014-2016)
“A new house in a four hundred year old
heritage protected olive forest with strict restrictions including mandatory
When settling in Lima in the XVI century, Spanish Conquistadores planted an
olive forest which now lies in the middle of the city. Surviving olive trees
are protected as National Heritage. During Lima’s great expansion of the 1920’s
the forest was urbanized with Neo-Tudor revival (!) residential architecture.
Unlike previous examples of twentieth century revivals where the style was
just facade decoration over conventional masonry construction, this house is
structurally Tudor, with a steel cage holding the roof, placed on a
post-tensioned concrete slab.
DESIGN TEAM: César Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero with Favio Chumpitaz, Mauricio Gilbonio, Fabricio Torres, Bruce Wong, Daniel Aristizabal, Saory Nishimazuruga.
SURFACE: 431m2 (plot), 407m2 (built)
LOCATION: San Isidro, Lima, Perú
CONSTRUCTION: 51-1 Arquitectos
ADVISORS: GCAQ (structure) Humberto Torrejón (mechanical & electrical), Emilio Villegas (plumbing) Claudia Paz (lighting), Augusta Pastor (decoration), Henry Pacheco (metal works & glassing), Gilberto Chiclote (wood works), Hernán Bonifacio (stone works).
PHOTOGRAPHY: Iván Salinero, Gonzalo Cáceres