- Casa Ronda by Marina Vella Arquitectura y Urbanismo
A residential holiday getaway on the Peruvian coastline, not far from Lima, is the location of Casa Ronda, designed by architect Marina Vella, known to our readers for her work that respects the landscape and one of the finalists of the 2016 international Next Landmark contest organised by the Floornature portal.
The rectangular lot measures only 12 metres wide and 22 metres deep, and this, together with strict building regulations specifying dimensions, materials and design details forced Marina Vella to work with a narrow range of materials and colours to complete Casa Ronda. The seafront home encourages continuous connection between interiors and exteriors through an outdoor space with open partitions while the lives of the occupants rotate around the central patio, marked by a large, semi-circular wall in red stone sourced from the nearby Cerro Rojo or “red hill”.
The red colour of the natural stone used on the patio forms a counterpoint to the pure white palette of the rooms in this split-level home. Daylight and natural ventilation are assured by the large windows and skylights that fill the spaces with light and infuse the home with the cheery ambience of a seaside holiday, all totally respectful of the surroundings.
Project: Marina Vella _ Arquitectura y Urbanismo
Project Management: Marina Vella
Project team: Boris Pretell, Sergio Jimenez, Cristina Tullio
Year: 2015 - 2016
Statics: Jorge Avendaño (engineer)
Plants and Systems Jorge Suca (engineer)
Construction: Nilthon Salas / Fernando Molina
Photos: Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart