Huayoccari House, Cuzco (Peru)
Barclay & Crousse Arquitectos 

Huayoccari House, Cuzco (Peru)

Barclay & Crousse Arquitectos 

The valley of Urubamba distinguishes itself for its snowpeaks, considered sacred by the Incas. One of them, the Pitusiray, lords over Huayoccari, a town that stands at 2,950m above sea level. The surrounding mountains inspired the design of this single-family house that results from two essential operations. In the first place, the sloping land is treated with stone-made terraces and a platform which generates a horizontal ground for the house to be installed. Secondly, the traditional gable roof is decomposed in two planes adopting the pitch of the mountains and thus generating compressions that frame the low valley and dilatations towards the Pitusiray…[+]

Privado private

Barclay & Crousse / Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse (socios partners); Tommaso Cigarini, Andrea Otero (equipo team)

Jorge Indacochea (estructura structure); Fernando Parra (constructor contractor)

SuperficieFloor area
245 m²

Cristóbal Palma