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Huayoccari House

Color, Matter and Essential Spaces

Barclay & Crousse Architecture

America meridionale | Cuzco

A place of stirring sensations and breathtaking views, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, running along the Urubamba river in the Cordillera Oriental of the Peruvian Andes is enclosed by majestic mountains. This is the extraordinary setting, sacred to the Incas, of the holiday home designed by Sandra Barclay and Jean-Pierre Crousse, Peruvian architects of international experience and standing, who after 12 years working in Paris moved back to Lima in 2006. Completed in December 2018, the house is the first of the two similar, connected yet independent, houses making up the original project.

Built at an altitude of 2,950 m, the Huayoccari project takes its cue from the landscape, combining the technological possibilities available to contemporary architecture and time-honored craft skills. Given its setting, the architecture...

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