The design of two parallel volumes house in Perro Azul, Peru
The two parallel volumes house in Cerro Azul are built on top of a rocky ledge on a beach in Peru. The design of this unique house includes a cantilever that floats on sand as they project over a rocky base. The majorly white structure allows for a hundred and eighty degrees view of Pacific Ocean to the south as well as the panoramic view of the beach towards the east & to the north from the master-bedroom and also the common social area of the house. The two parallel volume house was designed in first row, plot five in Lomas del mar, 120 km south of Lima.
The key feature of this unique house is the floating pool with a glass wall that enables people to see inside the pool. This also enables swimmers to have a clear view of the ocean from the underwater perspective. The two parallel volumes house in Cerro Azul was designed, to achieve the first aim, one of which is inclined on the other, which is 1m 20cm higher, to have a clearer view of the ocean. The two parallel volumes are connected by a main circulation axis that ends in the pool overlooking the beach.
The building materials used in the project have been: stainless steel, exposed concrete, pure white paintings on the walls, tampered glass as well granite stone that covers the base on which the house rests. The first house is built towards the left side of the entrance, where majority of the bedrooms are situated. The second volume is located to the right, and has service and social areas on the first floor. Inside the two volume house, you are able to see plain decorations, a minimalist style. Cool materials are used to make a chilly environment & an excellent place to rest. Outside on the terrace, there is an amazing place for entertainment.
A dining room area and a two-storey building living room end in the pool & a terrace vertical to it. The family room situated in the 2nd level, is spatially open to the dining and living rooms in the 1st level, & has also a clear view to the sea.
The staircase located on the second level is constructed using natural concrete & flies above the kitchen area separating this place from the dining and living rooms.
Frankly speaking anybody would think that the two parallel volume house looks like a vessel stuck on the
sand and has stayed there for a long time. Of course, such a vessel would be rusty, old and not like this unique house that appears to be floating above the ground. Looking at the lighting pillar under the house, you will be able to make an image about how high the whole construction is positioned.