Once a town located south of Lima and accessed by train or tram, Barranco is now a bohemian district, full of old houses where you can find restaurants, pubs and art galleries.

All 3D models have been made to be seen using Google Earth. Download this freeware software here ( ) and take a trip through the streets of Barranco and view its most distinctive buildings.

This is an independent project. No person or organization has supported or sponsored its creation, and it is intended to focus attention of institutions and authorities to preserve the monumental architecture of the district, that currently are very neglected and damaged.

This project won the 2010 Google "Model Your Town" competition.

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2010

10.- Grau street, Rosell Rios house, & other buildings.
The Rosell-Rios House was built between 1909 and 1912 by french architect H. Ratouin, with the support of engineers Francisco Behr and Hugo Alva, when Barranco was a popular seaside resort for the upper class. It has an area of 2.220 square meters, plus a basement of 1,180 m2. Its architecture is a mix of classical, neoclassical, Victorian, Art Nouveau and neo-rococo styles, with high ceilings and decorative prehispanic elements showing the seas, fish, sun and moon, and stained glass showing inca faces. It belonged to Juan Esteban Rios, and at his death, Teodosio Rosell married Luzmila, a daughter of Rios, and ended up buying the property, which was declared a historical monument in 1972. His heirs managed to keep it until it was closed in 1980 because of its ruined condition and remained abandoned for 30 years. Finally, in 2009 the house was rescued and restored to host the decoration exposition Casacor Peru 2009.
To be able to reproduce the stained glass windows on the roof, as I wasn't able to acceed to it to take pictures, I had to obtain fototextures from a video I found in Youtube about the reconstruction of this historical house.
Other buildings included in this model.

This next video is a timelapse of the restoration of the Rosell Rios house.

This next two videos are from tv programs about the restoration of this historical house.

1) Linea y Punto.

2) Ayer y Hoy.

1 comentario:

  1. Maravilloso, gracias Jorge por tu creatividad y tu arte, los Barranquinos estamos felices y esto nos alienta mas y mas a luchar por recuperar nuestra identidad barranquina tan alicaida por el tiempo, el descuido y la falta de decision y empuje. Gracias Jorge desde el fondo de nuestro corazon,cuenta siempre conmigo. Y gracias tambien por utilizar a los Hijos del Sol y al director Lucho Gonzalez amigo del alma, y barranquino. Y Maestro de Maestros en Argentina al lado de los grandes como Diego Torres, Lito Vitale Mercedes Sosa y guitarrista de nuestra amada Chabuca Granda
    Maria Teresa Dulanto