Cachalotes House by Oscar Gonzalez Moix


Lima, Peru-based architect Oscar Gonzalez Moix has created the Cachalotes House. Completed in 2010, this 6,350 square foot contemporary home in La Molina, Peru, was designed to be wheelchair accessible without compromising on form or function. The project is articulated through a 1.50 axle wide circulation, containing all functions in 2 volumes. The first volume, a strip running the length of the field, adding a second volume containing double height social area and expansion of the terrace. The concept of the house was looking for a functional integration, structural and formal, with a simple modulation responding to the program. The proposed materials synthesized warmth and formal language of the project, creating a comfortable home. The project will in probate spatial coupling functions housed on 2 floors and are organized on a tour through the circulation axis, separating the most private areas of the house with double height social area. Allowing also communicate the outside and inside, on this axis, marking on the main facade, as a crack, which divides the 2 main volumes, private and social. The volumes are clear and simple, contains and expresses the architectural gestures functions with pure lines, stripped of ornament and respecting the parameters of modern and functional design. These boxes harboring function functional , fully open through large windows achieving transparency and permeability of view , lighting and ventilation to all main rooms of the house , taking the view of the golf, simulating an infinite garden .

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