Site size: 13,000 square feet

Project size: 2,700 square feet

Program: The summer house is a single family dwelling with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Solution: The view from the house’s beachfront site expands the boundaries of perception. The design minimizes the distinctions between private and public, open and enclosed. Conceived as a protected yet transparent space, submissive to the view in front of it, the house features two large curved walls, which conceal the bedrooms and bathrooms while creating a gradual opening of vision as one emerges in the morning, when the eastern light filters in. There was a deliberate effort not to propose a complex formal massing, but rather to provide a large “frame” to loosely host the users  within the domestic zones for cooking, eating, and reading.

Construction and materials: To avoid excessive maintenance due to the house’s proximity to the ocean, the residence was built with cast-in-place concrete slabs for the floor and roof. The walls are masonry with stucco, while the rest is glass.

Additional Information

Completion dateAugust 2017

Gross square footage: 2,700 square feet

Total project cost: withheld



LAD, llc.
Adrian Luchini, Principal
408 Carswold Drive
Saint Louis, Mo. 63105
(314) 935-6251
(314) 935-8520


Architect of record:

Alberto Hernandez


Associate architect(s):

Pablo Zunin



Phil Shinn, Structural Engineer


General contractor:

Paulo Pereira Construcciones



Martin [+ 598] 93 896 108; Tomas Diago 623 Ap 11 Montevideo, Uruguay





Structural System

Concrete slab with inverted beams. Bearing walls on the North and steel columns on the South

Masonry: Stucco and paint

Metal panels: Alucobond Exterior door, Aluminios del Uruguay

Metal/glass curtain wall: Aluminios BK, Montevideo



Built-up roofing: Stirofoam insulation and  SIKA water  roofing membrane



Glass: Aluminum frame with laminated glass



Entrances: Aluminios BK

Wood doors: Alejandro Ibarra

Sliding doors: Alejandro Ibarra



Pulls: Haffele

Security devices: Vicar Security


Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Acher SA.

Floor and wall tile: Bertoni SA



Reception furniture: Majo Izquierdo/Bertoni
B&B Italia
Calma Chicha, Buenos Aires

Fixed seating:

Chairs: Eames, Bertoni Design

Tables: Custom design coffee and Dining room table by Adrian Luchini
Wilson Saavedra, fabricator



Interior ambient lighting:  Palucco Fortuny Lamp