Extending House in Punta Hermosa

Extending house in Punta Hermosa, Peru, Lima, Javier Artadi
Construction year: 2011
Address: Caleta Doc, Playa Norte | LIMA | Peru
Latitude/Longitude: -12.33492, -76.82882

This beach resort is internationally well-known since it was on this beach that the once world’s surfing champion, Sofía Mulanovich, trained herself. Punta Hermosa is one of the most traditional beach resorts South of the Lima city, in Peru.

Its spontaneous and unplanned growth has given it over time a particular urban profile and image, reflecting various types of architectural designs and styles.

In this context, a request was received by us to carry out an extension of an old house built on the Northern seaside area of this beach resort.

The extended area includes a master bedroom, with walk-in closet and its own bathroom on the second storey; it also has a roofed terrace and swimming pool on the ground floor, each of these spaces with a full view of the sea horizon.

The overall design is a volume that seems to be hung within the whole composition; it maintains the height and retreats of the original house to create a subtle link between different architectural times in history.

Overall, this architectural piece becomes an urban tag that seeks to strengthen and revalue the corner on which it stands.

Project Assistant: Juan Carlos Quispe, Michelle Rua
Engineer(S): Engineer Jorge Indacochea (Structural), Engineer Roberto Arias Ortiz (Electrical), Engineer Angel Dall´Orto (Plumbering)

Contributed by Artadi Arquitectos

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