Residential Architecture: House at Punta Chilen by dRN Architects: “..A Corten steel roof folds over the upper storey and terrace of this house on the Chilean Island of Chiloé by dRN Architects..Wooden columns and glazed strips form the ground floor facade overlooking the water, with a more open structure enclosing the lounge and kitchen on the upper floor..” Extensive glazing, natural light, sea and mountain views; interesting form, materiality, interior volumes; extraordinary site..
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 6 April 2013
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 5 April 2013
Residential Architecture: Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos: “..Chilean architect Pedro Gubbins designed this concrete residence as a rural retreat for himself and his family and has balanced it on top of a dry-stone wall..Named Omnibus House, the long and narrow residence is constructed on the side of a hill and the wall beneath it functions as a retainer against the sloping landscape..Gubbins wanted the house to be visually linked to the outdoor spaces of its woodland location, so he designed the concrete volume with lengths of glazing stretching across its longest facades, allowing views right through the building..”All the issues with privacy are solved because of the slope of the location,” said Jose Quintana Cabezas, an architect at Gubbins Arquitectos. “There are neighbours, but they are far away enough to not to have visual contact, plus all the tree trunks help.”..One of the most prominent features of the house is a concrete staircase that cuts through its centre, connecting the rooms on the main floor with an entrance on the storey below and a terrace on the rooftop..Corridors run along both sides of the building, while rooms are arranged in sequence between. Glazed partitions divide the living and dining rooms, either side of the staircase, while wooden boards separate the bedrooms at the western end..The concrete walls are exposed inside the building, plus polished concrete floors run through each room..” Extensive glazing, natural light, forest views; interesting interior volumes with glass walls; interesting materiality, contextuality, details; visual sensibility; indoor / outdoor sensibility; lovely dry stone wall; 18-image slideshow in original article..
image + article: Dezeen
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Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Residential Architecture: Casa Mirador by Matias Zegers by Cristobal Palma: “..After collaborating with Rick Joy on projects all over the US for over three years, Matías Zegers went back to Chile and founded Matías Zegers Architects. Last year, this Guest Pavilion, located in the Casas del Bosque winery in the Casablanca Valley, was finished. Cristobal Palma has filmed this beautiful video, showing how the simple yet very powerful house overlooks the vineyards..
Cristobal Palma (1974, Oxford, UK): Based in Santiago, Chile, Cristobal’s work spans architecture, urban and documentary photography. He studied at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), and his work has been published in numerous titles internationally, with recent commissions by: The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, Domus, Dwell and Architectural Digest. He lives in Santiago, Chile, and works both with architects in Chile and abroad. Follow Cristobal on twitter @EstudioPalma and his new and renovated Facebook Fan Page..”
image: Cristobal Palma; article: Saieh , Nico. “Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers by Cristobal Palma” 10 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. http://www.archdaily.com/316651>
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 January 2013
Residential Architecture: One Patio House by Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos: “..In an area of 12.5 meters by 40 meters deep, lies the House Un Patio. The strategy was to release the full first floor and enclosed structure to achieve a spatial extent and prospects up to 40 meters deep..This program is separated into two parts, leaving the first floor common programs and second floor all private programs. The common and unique concerns and extends into a yard drive, covered by the same house, as well as to a patio garden and sunny. The roof and shadow over the central courtyard and drive home, was designed for the climate of Santiago where the winter is cold and heavy rain but sporadically and for summer and hot blazing sun..First floor, 2 are constructed of reinforced concrete structural axes that make up the volume of living / dining / kitchen and a third as the separation of the house to the street. All shafts ranging from mediator to mediator and on them rests the metal structure that contains the rest of the house..The second floor is arranged with the bedrooms on the ends to be seen and the rest of the precincts are lit and ventilated by skylights also give a spaciousness. This, to relate only to the drilling of the stairs to the first floor, keeps inside air-conditioned, independent if the windows are wide open down..The service, at the end of the ground, separated from the house to not interfere with the activities that may be happening in it. Over time, vegetation cover sharecroppers always managing a relationship with the idea of land released for the garden..STRUCTURE APPROACH: The project approach from the structure, it’s understood at the moment that the different spaces or programs, require a long span space..Then, the element that resolves the structure, eventually becomes the expression of the building. The reticulated steel beams, allow these long span space, but more important than that, carry all the loads to the supports of the borders and thereby release the vertical structure of the entire plant..The structure itself is given a new use, either for habitation or to generate ventilation and lighting. In terms of construction, prefabricated elements can significantly reduce the work time..Plans for the new dining room for Iron Mountain and the house a patio, relate from this concept: Unlocking the ground floor level to allow the necessary activities and take advantage of the height of the beams programs to incorporate livable inside..” Extensive glazing, natural light; interesting form, materiality, interior volumes; indoor / outdoor sensibility..
image: © Aryeh Kornfeld; article: ”One Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos” 17 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. http://www.archdaily.com/293224>
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