The layout of the L.D. House seeks to optimize the best views of the landscape through the geometric relationship between two main volumes.
The plot overlooks the andes mountain range in two directions; to the north lies a distant mountain with scattered rural settlements, and to the west a nearby hill with virgin rainforest is visible behind a tropical treeline. The fundamental purpose of the layout is, therefore, to locate the bedrooms in such a way that both views are available to the living room.
Both volumes are aligned according to a north-south axis, separated by a 6m gap, and then displaced and rotated 15° in order to achieve the best visuals without sacrificing their privacy. The angular difference between volumes is reconciled by means of the pool’s geometry, which is dislocated 15° clockwise to look past the bedrooms instead of pointing directly at them.