Lima Balconies

Archivo Histórico Riva-Agüero's photograph collections

Balcón Av. Nicolas de PiérolaPontifical Catholic University of Peru

Collections origin

The photographs have a double origin: by heritage, from José de la Riva-Agüero y Osma, our benefactor; and by donation, like Calderón Andreu collection. 

Balcón Jirón Camaná, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Calle Lescano, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Casa Goyeneche by Luis Licetti de la Riva-AgüeroPontifical Catholic University of Peru

Wood Balcony origin

According to Ignacio Gil (2011), the Lima balcony, like their spanish american peers, come from Canarias (Spain), a place where their edification prohibitions where elluded, althought, with andalusian influenced galleries and corridors.

Balcón Calle de la Veracruz, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Calle de Zárate, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Calle Espaderos by Luis Licetti de la Riva-AgüeroPontifical Catholic University of Peru

The balcony factory

"(...) The construction of a balcony was (...) of importance among the items related to the presence and social representativeness of the home of an owner with certain resources." (Scaletti, 2017)

Balcón Calle de la Pileta de la Merced, Luis Licetti de la Riva-Agüero, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Casa Negreiros, Luis Licetti de la Riva-Agüero, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Casa Riva-AgüeroPontifical Catholic University of Peru

Riva-Agüero House

(...) show a pair of late boxes (...) placed in a simetric way at both sides of the second body of the main front. (...) interior space is illuminated thanks to glass use, that provides illumination and ventilation (Scaletti, 2017).

Balcón Palacio de Torre Tagle, Luis Licetti de la Riva-Agüero, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Balcón Casa del Oidor, Luis Licetti de la Riva-Agüero, From the collection of: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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Credits: Story

Content: Archivo Histórico Riva-Agüero

Photographs: Luis Licetti de la Riva Agüero
Digitalization: Repositorio Institucional PUCP

References:
Gil, I. J. (2011). Transferencia de elementos arquitectónicos entre España y el Nuevo Mundo: el caso de los balcones de madera de San Juan de Puerto Rico. Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos, (N°57), 603-643.

Scaletti, A. (2017). Balcones limeños. Espacio, materia y estructura. En A. Arrieta, A. Scaletti & R. Segovia (Eds.), Miradas en el aire. Los balcones limeños en la memoria fotográfica Archivo Histórico Riva-Agüero (pp. 55-69). Lima: Instituto Riva-Agüero – PUCP, Fundación Bustamante de la Fuente. 

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