Machu Picchu’s “museumification” more harmful than new airport says Jean Pierre Crousse

A controversial new airport is not the biggest threat to Peru’s Sacred Valley, home to Machu Picchu, says Peruvian architect Jean Pierre Crousse. Construction of Chinchero Airport started two weeks ago on a site overlooking the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, sparking protests from conservationists. But Crousse, co-founder of Lima firm Barclay & Crousse, […]

TRS Studio envisions shipping containers as affordable housing in Peru

Two shipping containers are joined together and topped by an angular polycarbonate extension in this conceptual design for low-cost housing by Peruvian firm TRS Studio. TRS Studio designed the speculative dwellings for communities that struggle with housing issues and lack resources to devote to buying construction materials. The studio uses Peruvian town Pachacutec, a small […]

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