MultivacacionesDESIGN TEAM: César Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero with Diego Contreras, José Zelaya, Ximena Peña, Fiorella Pinillos
San Isidro, Lima (2005-2006)
for this project, was to convert an abandoned house into a travel agency. However,
the location of the project, within an emblematic site and
between two monumental
buildings, implied a much larger challenge than the design of the building
itself; an opportunity to realise an urban reconfiguration. With this in mind,
we inserted a series of devices that subvert the usual high security privatization
that is found in Lima’s public spaces; benches instead of enclosures, larger
setbacks from the street than required, necesarry pedestrian paths, and a ‘liquid plaza’.
Finally, in a city where it never rains, a low-tech ‘waterfall façade’, with artificial
rain that flows from the cornices, creating a self-washing surface.
LOCATION: San Isidro, Lima, PERU
CONSTRUCTION: PM Arquitectos ADVISORS: Antonio Blanco (structure), Hydrofluido (plumbing), Refricorp (HVAC), Trazzo (lighting), Fortunato Cárdenas (metal work)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Elsa Ramírez, 51-1