This contemporary vivid house by Jose Orrego is situated on sunny Palabritas Beach in Lima, Peru.
The main concept of the architect is to open the place to the fantastic ocean view and keep the design minimal. The building has only one floor that is divided into two main areas: an open common living area and a private bedroom area. The construction of Palabritas Beach House is designed to act like a frame for the scenery revealed ahead.
Outdoor recreation area design
The front of the house is wrapped in a rectangular white shell with elegantly curved edges that give it a softer look, between the main building and that shell there is an open-air space that acts like a transitional place between the outdoor and indoor areas. In that space you can find the swimming pool with its bed elevated a little and covered with small red tiles. Next to it one can relax on a large soft couch facing the pool and background landscape. This whole area can be called an outdoor recreation area.
Minimalist interior and exterior design
Upon entering the house from the recreation area one passes through the large sliding doors and finds oneself in the spacious common living area. It unites living room, dining room and kitchen. There is a small hallway starting at the center of the living area between the dining and living room spaces. It leads to the more private area of the house that shelters the bedrooms. The interior design of this beach house has a very fresh modern look, it relies on a single neutral color, white in particular that is enriched with bright red elements.
Red accents in the swimming pool
We have white walls, ceilings and tiling and some strong red accents in the swimming pool and most of the furniture. The couches are designed in white and red. The kitchen surfaces combine red and black and some steel elements. All that bright coloring stands out in the pure white background and makes its presence noticed from afar through the windows.
Text by K.H.Hristova