KH+DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

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KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

Peruvian, London-based architect Vladimir Kalinowski has completed two homes arranged round a shared courtyard in Lima, Peru.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

Called KH+DH House, the building was designed for two elderly couples to live separately but socialise in the central space.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

Both residences operate on ground level but have an additional upper storey for guests.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

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KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

Photographs are by Vladimir Kalinowski.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

The information below is from Kalinowski:


KH+DH House / Vladimir Kalinowski

The brief was to develop two independent houses for two couples.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

The concept focused on arranging both houses around a central court yard which would become a connecting point not only perceptually, between the two buildings, but also programmatically, as a place were both couples could meet and socialize.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

The relation between interior and exterior became a crucial aspect of the quality of the space.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski
The main rooms of both houses open up either to a garden or the courtyard, introducing the exterior into the inside of the building, enhancing the scale of the rooms, and allowing for good natural light, and ventilation.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

The main programme of the houses has been located on the ground floor, allowing it to work on one level, but due to the request from both clients, extra rooms for guests were fitted on the first floor.

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski

Architect: Vladimir Kalinowski
Location: Lima, Peru

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski
Contractor: Mario Mejia

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski
Site Area: 910m²
Built Area: 500m²

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski
Project Year: 2008-2010

KH DH House by Vladimir Kalinowski


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  • http://www.hegartywebberpartnership.com Robert Webber

    Luv the architecture!
    Didn't get the planting at all!
    Best
    Robert

  • Kevin

    A house for elderly couples should have handrails on the stairs.

    • michelalano

      seriously. this is a nice piece of work, but it's a huge turnoff when architects act like their building is too sexy for basic safety and code compliance.

  • qubarchitects

    Love this! Especially the courtyard facade.

  • deep3d

    love it. Very clean, simple and light.

  • lama

    some plans would be in order.

  • pietdejonge

    house for elderly people and no railing in the staircase?

  • Ross

    more info please – drawings, manufacturers (windows etc)

  • http://www.twitter.com/youQuaren LotsaOoohs

    It's a very good architecture design, simple and clean. It suits for a small family, not for elderly people. Love it especially the idea of having glass as the wall on the bathroom. Wish to have something like this in time.. :)

  • http://www.spacepluspropertydevelopers.com Sean(Builder)

    This is a nice crib but yeah they are right. There should have been rails here. Maybe the elderly would be living downstairs?

    • Muthahar

      see text
      "Both residences operate on ground level but have an additional upper storey for guests."