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House H by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos located in Lima, Peru | The Hardt
House H by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos located in Lima, Peru. House H has been developed on a 1/4 acre (1,000 m²) plot, on a busy road on the outskirts of Lima. The project developed as an architecture that analyses and recognizes the context generates paths and handles an extensive program while keeping as much open space for landscape as possible. The proposal responds to the request of the owner who sought privacy by turning its back to the street and facing towards the garden and the hills behind.
The access to the house is through a bridge over a sunken garden that works as a moat and transitional space between the exterior and the interior at the same time that becomes a light source for underground studio and living areas while emphasizing the entryway hierarchy. To gain more garden space the house was developed as a three-level structure; the study, playroom parking, and service area were built underground, while on the ground floor the living room, dining, kitchen, and office open up in search of views of the landscape. On the second floor of the house, you find the private spaces around a family room, controlling the views and maintaining its privacy. The house was built completely of concrete and steel to express its structural characteristics and plasticity allowing it to be molded into volumes that intertwine creating voids to generate light and defining the interior and exterior spaces.
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