Studio Work / 2015
Prof. Carlos Jiménez
And, after visiting the site, I saw nature, the dramatic topography of the Barranco, and the continuous interaction of the ocean and rocks as the most potent representation of both time and space.
With analysis and manipulation of the existing topography, the design hopes to achieve an architecture that blurs a boundary between figure and ground and does not directly represent a predefined form in the context of Peru’s history.
Short Section 1
By reframing views and offering conditions that are not usually along the city's coast, moments of tension and release are created. Thus the experience of the space is heightened. The pre-existing horizontal relationship between the sky and the ocean becomes vertical and rather memorable.
The first floor highlights the outdoor balcony, allowing a clear vista to the ocean. Load-bearing walls extend from the first to the fourth floor, yet the spatial conditions change. The first and second floors are marked by open spaces for galleries and public events, whereas the fourth floor is occupied with individual studio spaces.
Short Section 2
Contextual indexes result in a series of solids and voids - interaction among the parts frames nature, allows natural light, and fosters movement in the building. The crucified form demarcates its presence in the site and connects the architecture to the space beyond.