enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
 
enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
mar 14, 2015

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras’ lima home lightens up the desert
all images © lolo lamas 

 

 

 

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras’ home in lima, peru is a spare, openly organized dwelling that stands on a podium of earthen pack in the peruvian desert. it’s comprised of two large white façades, with a massive three meter doorway that cuts the space in half. 

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
the home has a large patio/courtyard located on the roof 

 

 

 

rooms are organized in relation to a central courtyard, which may be more properly described as a roof patio. here, views of the surrounding area and nighttime sky are at their greatest. throughout the home, windows and entrances are placed in ways that frame a particular area or feature of the landscape.

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(left) house contrasted against the elements
(right) the building is raised on an compressed earthen platform

 

 

 

the dwelling is made of white stone which intentionally gives the home a feeling of emptiness. it’s the exterior desert, inhabitants, and the sun that give color to the space. the form of the structure keeps the inner-workings of the home confidential, creating a perfect private space for living. 

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
inhabitants give the space a burst of color

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
reflections and distortion of the space

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
the most private parts of the home are located tucked away in a far corner

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
windows frame different parts of the landscape

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(left) the stairs leading to the roof patio
(right) framing the horizon

enrique llatas and aurelio herreras' lima home lightens up the desert
the façade’s large white walls are bisected by a large central door of three meters high

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the block shapes give a sense of secrecy to the interior of the home 

 

 

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