Welcome back to The Grad Forum! Today we take a look at the work of the design firm Megapolis with the example of Casa Casuarinas, a private residence located in Casuarinas, Lima, Peru, with a total of 3,552 square feet (329 sq.). The façade is immediately striking – a very bold hi-tech solution.
And looking at it from above, you realize that the house is designed in such a way that from the street you immediately get to the second floor of the house! Here you can find the entrance hall, living room, dining room, guest room, kitchen and bathroom.
The main staircase leads to the first floor. It has a living room, bedroom with bathroom and terrace, and two separate bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. The maid's area is in a separate part of the building and has an isolated entrance with laundry and bedrooms.
The upper floor features a garden with a stone base that supports the perimeter of the plot.
The Megapolis-style house resembles a modern container containing everything you need to live, and is made of natural materials such as marble, stone and wood. The top floor is designed as a box with large windows that offer stunning scenery and additional outdoor lighting.
The design of the bathrooms differs from each other: while one is done in granite gray, the other is clad in wooden beams and looks like a rustic cottage.
Evening lighting is provided by the luminaires along the perimeter of the house. This creates the effect of a spaceship hovering above the ground.
Courtesy of Megapolis.