client Private client
surface 500 m²
design team Studio Akkerhuis + ArchiWorkshop
Consultants : Laura Munoz (Local architect), Luis Miguel Vargas (structure), Edson Gamarra (fluids), Arturo Pareja (electricity)
Residential building located on the historical hill of Carmenca in Cusco, the tourist capital of Peru.
The aim of the project is to build in a sustainable way 5 simplex and one duplex using a local version of the hempcrete, the ichucrete. The ichucrete is a building material made of a mixture of Ichu (Quechua for straw) and lime that compared to the traditional brick have better insulation properties and a lower carbon footprint.