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Buoyant Las Arenas House for 3 Kids Breaks All the Rules

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A literally buoyant beach house on the coast of Peru aptly suggests the joy of getting away from it all with a structure that seems to be so unburdened with the cares of the daily grind – that it actually levitates off the ground.
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Designed by Javier Artadi for a couple with three children, the Las Arenas house is 2,300 square feet, but much of this “house” is actually outdoor space.
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The cut outs are designed just to frame a view. This bare minimum of architecture creates a wonderful feeling that there really is nothing that needs to be accomplished: making this the perfect seaside getaway embracing the vast peaceful skies near the beach.
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The generous sky is cut out of the seemingly contained volume to frame multiple views as if from indoors.
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Bedrooms are toward the back of the house. Here you see how the elevated house is emphasized by lights directed underneath the house.

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The architect had to battle local zoning officials who had resisted a concrete house at the beach, thinking it would be too ugly.

He overcame their objections to produce a really gorgeous house that perfectly expresses a lighthearted seaside experience with a childlike sense of wonder and joy.

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2 Comments so far to “Buoyant Las Arenas House for 3 Kids Breaks All the Rules”
  1. Layla Says:

    Hm, very interesting!

    Again, how about wind or exposure to elements? (sand/water…?)
    Probably depends on microclimate and any abberrations?

    What about anti-burglar protection or well, mosquitos again? :) Things to consider, when making a house…
    (not sure how eco the many lights are either? ;))

  2. Wilbur Says:

    Perhaps you've seriously considered adding some videos in your content.

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