Set atop of an elevated urban plateau, the new penthouse apartment is developed within an existing apartment building in Guatemala City. The new design is guided by two principal concerns: the clear distinction of public and private rooms, and the careful choreography of spaces that culminate in views of the surrounding landscape. As such the design is developed with a public wing for entertaining and a private enclave for the family. The public rooms, flanked by a large, landscaped terrace, face south culminating in views of the Agua Volcano in the distance. The private bedrooms, situated towards the north, are arranged around a central, sky-lit library that serves to bring natural light to the center of the house as well as provide a space of circulation and gathering for the family.
Cayala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
5,000 sq. ft. interior
5,000 sq. ft. exterior