Sustainable houses Calx / Pezestudio

Sustainable houses Calx / Pezestudio

© Gonzalo Caceres Dancuart

Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Exterior photography, windows, facade, handrail, balconyCalx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, door, windows, stairs, facadeCalx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, beam, handrailCalx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, door, fence, windows, handrail, chair, column, terrace, balcony+ 15


  • Area Area of ​​this architecture project Area :
    560 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2021


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project

    Manufacturers: MADERALIA, iBambu

Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Exterior photography, windows, facade, handrail, balcony
© Gonzalo Caceres Dancuart

Text description provided by the architects. This project begins with a mission of four people, two couples, a filmmaker, a psychotherapist, an anthropologist and a dancer, who regularly visit the Los Pulpos spa, located 40 km south of Lima. They want to enjoy their days together on the beach. The result of the project is two houses that touch each other with simplicity and elegance, a dialogue between local materials and the landscape, between transparencies and sea views. A vertical path through the different levels until reaching the roof where you can watch the sunset while swimming in the pool. The Casas Calx project is located in front of the Pachacámac Islands, habitat of many species of seabirds, known for their biological diversity in marine and coastal ecosystems. This spectacular location, together with the topography, inspires the distribution of the houses, which are designed in two blocks around a central patio where different plant species live, and which allows all the rooms to have natural lighting and ventilation.

Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, beam, handrail
© Gonzalo Caceres Dancuart
Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, door
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Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, door, windows, stairs, facade
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Both houses follow a compositional symmetry in design, sharing the logic of distribution on three levels, all with sonic and spatial independence. The rooms are diaphanous and open, allowing flexibility of use and promoting the daily use of outdoor spaces as an extension of these. They communicate through the patio on the lower level and through wooden walkways on the upper levels. The main materials are lime, bamboo and wood, low impact materials resistant to climate and local seismic movements. To optimize and speed up the construction, the use of lime blocks is chosen, reinforced for the structural elements, and a simple system for the partition elements. Located on sandy ground with a pronounced slope, the use of concrete has been minimized, limiting its use to the structure in contact with the ground.

Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior photography, door, fence, windows, handrail, chair, column, terrace, balcony
© Gonzalo Caceres Dancuart
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Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Interior Photography, Windows
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Lime as an environmentally friendly building material has many advantages, one of which is its long service life. Its manufacturing process is not polluting, because being so abundant in nature that it avoids transport. As the properties stand out for their ability to regulate humidity and their extraordinary insulation capacity, both thermal and acoustic, produce a lower energy demand which translates into economic savings for the inhabitants and less toxic emissions in the air. Casas Calx is a project that supports contemporary design through the material culture and sustainability of production and construction techniques in a unique environment.

Calx Sustainable Houses / Pezestudio - Outdoor photography, terrace, beam
© Gonzalo Caceres Dancuart