Luchetti 1212

San Juan

The greatest design challenge of this project was to create a building of nineteen luxury apartments, each of which was to take maximum advantage of the best views, the natural light and the tropical breezes, all on a small, narrow corner lot of only 1,557 sm. Emphasis was given to the main entrance by using a pavilion independent from the principal building.


The architectural concept is based on differentiating the two leading elements: a westerly-oriented curved volume, largely closed, and a very translucent grid of concrete on the eastern side. The curved façade has deep openings to provide shade for the windows and protect the rooms from the afternoon sun. The architectural form arose in solving a problem of climate, and the elements of this design contribute significantly to reduction of the sun’s effect and to the consumption of electricity, as natural ventilation is used effectively.