Center for Trans-Andean Tourism; Lima, Peru
Studio Work, Spring 2015

Site Plan

                Designing in Peru was a challenge, where there has been a long history of historic and civic conflicts, conflicting with a desire to create architecture that is embedded within the site and could represent Peru itself.
                And, after visiting the site, I saw nature, dramatic topography of the Barranco and continuous interaction of the ocean and rocks as the most powerful representation of both time and space.

Short Section
Diagram - Form

                With analysis and manipulation of the existing topography, the design hopes to achieve an architecture that not only blurs a boundary between figure and ground but also does not directly represent a predefined form in the context of a Peru’s history. Furthermore, through reframing views and offering conditions that are not usual along the coast of the city, moments of tension and release are created, and thus the experience of the space is heightened. Through such, the pre-existing horizontal relationship between the sky and the ocean becomes vertical and rather memorable. 

Interior Rendering - Lobby

Interior Rendering - Gallery

Interior Rendering - Library


Long Section

                The first floor highlights the outdoor balcony, allowing a clear vista to the ocean. Load-bearing walls extend from first to the fourth floor yet the spatial conditions change throughout; first floor and second floor is marked by opened space for galleries and public events whereas the fourth floor is occupied with individual studio spaces.

Interior Rendering - Opening 

Exterior Renderings

                Contextual indexes result in a series of solids and voids, and through interaction among those parts to frame the nature, allow natural light, and foster movement throughout the building, the crucified form not only demarcates its presence in the site but also connects the design to the surrounding condition.