Project: M+L House
Architects: Domenack Arquitectos
Location: Miraflores, Peru
Area: 4,305 sf
Photographs by: Juan Solano
M+L House by Domenack Arquitectos
The M+L House is a stunning contemporary dwelling designed with a concrete shell and an open layout. Spanning across 4,300 square feet, this residence offers an indoor/outdoor lifestyle with plenty of glazed surfaces that let the sunlight inside but also strong connection to its outdoor spaces. It was designed by Domenack Arquitectos, a studio whose work has already been showcased on our site through their Poseidon House project as well as their S House project, both of which are houses located in Lima, Peru.
The house is imagined as the setting for a new phase in the owner’s lives. A house for two designed with the purpose to gather a close and extensive family.
The basic programmatic and functional organization is solved in the first floor, with the premise of simplifying everyday tasks and displacements in an area without level differences. The entrance hall, social core, kitchen, master bedroom and gardens are designed in the first floor. The family room, connected to the social area, grandchildren bedrooms and service area are located in the second floor.
From the exterior, the house´s closed volumetric expression, with no visible openings, relates silently and respectfully with its urban context. However, from the interior the perception is inversed, generously opening up to five interior gardens, visually and spatially integrating the project. The close bond with these gardens fill the house with life and serenity, generating adequate ventilation, lighting and thermal control with low energy consumption.
The house´s formal expression is determined by the social area, a double height suspended roof that contains and articulates spaces designed for gathering a numerous family with diverse user dynamics.