- LOCATION: Lima, Peru
- STATUS: Schematic Design
- PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Melissa Bauld
- CLIENT: Private
Lima Gallery, set along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is both a residential complex and a communal art center that is open to the public. The building’s flattened façade, designed with dark aluminum and glass composite panels, highlights the grid-like structure of the individual units amidst the upper levels of this sleek waterfront property. The building’s ground floor houses the Gallery, and leads visitors to the property’s interior outdoor art exhibition space. This open-air courtyard wraps around the property’s outdoor exhibition space and maximizes the viewers’ access to the building’s expansive interior. Along the back of the building, there are a system of meticulously placed balconies for each residential unit, maximizing the mountain vistas, while sustaining each unit’s privacy. The structure’s network of private terraces takes its shape from the sea urchin, adding an organic and textural liveliness to the building’s design.