April 13, 2014
The design of efficient housing to expand our understanding of architecture on what we consider as home is expanding based on energy efficiency, environment, sustainable construction and green building. The design of a “Box-Like Beach House Near Lima, Peru by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto” can innovate how we utilize sustainable designs to lead to the construction of affordable-to-high cost new homes not for the beach but in the everyday delivery of environmental synthesis.
The beauty of the “P12 House is a box-like two-storey beach house near Lima, Peru designed by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto. Fully-connected to the outdoors, the construction features several “cubes”, rectangular-shaped blocks at different scales made of wood and exposed concrete. The main “cube” comprises the living room and it represents the core of the project. Overlooking the serene beaches and the park situated in front of the house, P12 breaks the monotony of “normal” house design, erasing the boundaries between environments by simply removing the walls. Naturally, the sandy beaches and the seashore seem closer to the viewer then they really are.”
“Asides from the living room, there are other medium sized cubes integrated into the house plan (comprising the main bedroom for instance or the kitchen), which divide the entire living space into smaller units without disrupting the unity and wholeness of it. Interior feels airy and uncluttered. Tastefully decorated, the social area exhales a contemporary feel: soft furnishings in earthy walls marked with yellow dashes, glass tables and railing, luscious floors. The house’s basement area accommodates 3 bedrooms with corresponding bathrooms and a courtyard with reflecting pool, service bedroom and service bathroom. P12 also features an outdoor barbecue area and a deck and a pool,” delivers Freshome.
The design of open cube structures can lend to the nexuses between energy, environment and efficiency in living. The commitment of architects and builders to produce homes and buildings that embrace the environments is one focus toward mitigating emissions and waste.
New home designs can change the way we begin to live and engage responsibly to our environment for bettering practice, processes and promoting optimization in design-build solutions. We are entering the age of simplicity where the complex is in the designs and delivery of efficient solutions that are seamless to the user.