Small Beach House – Cool Cut-Out Design in Peru

June 30, 2009 2

It may be a small beach house, but this design by Javier Artadi Arquitecto packs quite the contemporary punch into a modest, 2,300 sq. ft. frame. Located in Las Arenas, just south of Lima in Peru, this cool holiday house was designed as a beach-front getaway, and reflects that relaxed sentiment both indoors and out. By blurring the boundary between in and out, the architect afforded this modern beach house its cool and calm appeal. From a simple cube shape, parts of the walls and ceilings were cut away to reveal interiors to the outdoors and maximize on sunlight and the spectacular views. The resulting sun-soaked spaces make you feel like you’re outside, but with the comforts and luxuries of a sheltered space. The main volume houses the living room and is connected to the terrace and indoor/outdoor pool. A separate, small volume is occupied by the home’s private living areas. Javier Artadi Arquitecto
via Digs Digs


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  1. Johanna July 20, 2009 at 8:42 PM -

    I love this house, the concept and the solution.A contemporary icon

  2. Frank Patt August 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM -

    It is cool and perfect.Very conceptual. Less is more !! (still)