Contemporary homes are all about simplicity of form frugality and a certain minimalism that is reflected by the use of simple geometric shapes and clean straight lines. The form of a ‘cube’ is undoubtedly the most popular in this regard and in Lima Peru is one such residence where uncomplicated modern design holds sway. Nestled in a neighborhood filled with homes from the 1950s and overlooking a public park this outstanding family house is shaped and defined by a sense of individuality and privacy.
Restoring a home that is over 200 years old is a tough task at the best of times. It is a job that demands great care understating of local design style history and heritage along with a mastery of innovative design solutions.
But that is not where the many eco-friendly traits of this house end. Every little element has been carefully put in place to enhance its overall ‘green quotient’ and absolutely nothing is random or coincidental. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring in plenty of natural light along with cleverly placed skylights even as the open lower-level living area charms with its cool sunken living room. With a dining area and kitchen that are equally relaxing and yet unassuming you have an interior where less is definitely more.
Wooden cabinets and wonderful fireplaces add contrast and warmth to an interior that otherwise is homogenous. A nifty staircase connects the lower living area with the bedrooms on the top level even as the spa zone next to the deck completes a modern home that is understated and exquisite.
The concrete staircase in the living room acts as an aesthetic and symbolic element with the small kitchen in the corner and the smart lighting fixtures complementing the overall theme and visual aura. Triangles and dodecagons inside the home also point to the sun metaphorically while ushering in geometric style and contrast. When it comes to modern homes in 2016 House of the Sun is truly one of the most unique and impressive works!