Peruvian Houses with Wooden Pergolas: The Space Between Indoors and Landscape


La casa Panda / DA-LAB Arquitectos. Image © Renzo Rebagliati

La casa Panda / DA-LAB Arquitectos. Image © Renzo Rebagliati

Occupying a substantial chunk of South America’s central western landmass, Peru is a treasure trove of both landscapes and natural resources. Within its three regions–coastal, mountain, and rain forest–there is little variation in summer and winter temperatures and, except for its high mountain areas, its climate stays between tropical and subtropical. Thanks to the lack of weather extremes, outdoor activities–and the spaces in which to do them–are a principal factor in designing homes and other buildings. Pergolas and other semi-coverings make it possible to create or expand shaded areas, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your home.

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