Studio MDA

LIMA Beach House

LIMA Beach House

Beach House, Lima, 2005

Peru | 2005

Situated on a sloping hill next to the Pacific Ocean in Peru, the form and spatial parameters of this residence were formed from a study of dissecting lines and planes. Stepped toward the beach, the program of the beach house dissolves from transparent to opaque, private to public. Horizontal planes separate the vertical order of the residence, and vertical planes act as the boundary holders. Moving from the beach up, the first floor of the residence contains the kitchen, living area and swimming pool, with the bedroom and bath on the floor above. The vertical planes aid in the circulation of the spaces, providing the barriers for each zone and capture views through large, punched-out windows.