Saturday, August 13, 2011

La Encantanda



I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture day last week where Javier Artadi personally presented some of his 'desert cubes' as he calls them, with some help from his translator.  I love his work.  His pure cubes and crisp edges are taken from traditional Peruvian architecture, and given a whitewash to bring them into contemporary design.  La Encantada is a minimalist house, where the roof plane is folded to give a generous double volume that forms the spine of the house, while the continuation of this folded plane into the ground floor roof slab draws the garden uninterrupted into the main living area.  To see more of Artadi's work click here.  
Photos by Elsa Ramirez 





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