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Beach home in Peru displays striking modern design: Casa Q

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Casa Q is an incredible contemporary beach house designed by Longhi Architects, located 72 miles south of Lima, Peru. The 4,348 square foot (404 square meters) beach house is the first residence built in one of the areas not yet occupied at the Beach Club Misterio. Infinite rolling dunes from the desert to the East and rocky Pacific Ocean cliffs used by fishermen to the West converge on the site of Casa Q, creating a unique natural environment.

Challenging the stillness of the surroundings, Casa Q materializes the dreams of a young couple in a “floating volume” which embodies the spaces for a future family. The volume is supported by circular columns placed by intuition, as a dance, instead of forcibly in a grid. The dancing columns are accompanied by sliding glass panels that define the common area of the house; the living-dining and terrace are integrated or separated by the option to open or close the glass panels depending on social and weather conditions.

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The rest of the house – guest rooms, kitchen and services – are tastefully secluded at the back of the sloped site thus providing visual contrast with a volume of water in the front which has been unearthed for the enjoyment of swimming. Each view in the house connects to the infinite of the horizon.

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Photos: Juan Solano / CHOlon Photography

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