A big decked balcony raised on branching steel piloti provides views in the direction of the Pacific Ocean from this house near the Chilean city of Concón by Santiago studio emA Arquitectos.
GB Home was developed by emA Arquitectos for a loved ones who wanted to move out of the capital and take pleasure in a quieter life by the coast. The plot is located on the edge of the village of Mantagua, in a wetland nature reserve that offers opportunities for kayaking, hiking and bird viewing.
The property’s position on the outskirts of the village, in an region defined by steep gorges, means it feels isolated and is not ignored by other properties. The brief referred to as for a family house with a separate office where the consumer could perform and hold meetings for his development organization.
The terrain of the plot informed the building’s position and orientation, with the residing locations located at the steepest stage to make certain these spaces have the very best views across the nearby dunes in the direction of the sea.
The owner’s small workplace is situated at the rear of the ground floor, in a volume separated from the main house by a void that passes below the timber-clad upper storey.
“The style of this house respects the topography of the web site and the perimeter made up of native vegetation,” architect Orlando Etcheberrigaray advised Dezeen. “It seeks to isolate itself from the rest of the houses in the sector, by placing the volume in such a way that its spot releases and extends views in the direction of the coast.”
The total building is raised above the ground on steel supports to minimise disruption to existing native plants, which are free to develop beneath the creating. A decked terrace that wraps close to the lounge and dining location is supported by branching pillars that rise from the steep slope at the front of the plot.
“We took into consideration the regional vegetation of the location and striving not to intervene the all-natural terrain,” extra Etcheberrigaray, whose firm has also completed a tiny oak-clad house in Chile. “For these factors the house was designed on piloti and with gangways that connect the access with the residence and exterior office.”
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The gangways extend along either side of the property, connecting the terraces with a porch location on one side that incorporates a raised plant bed and a ramp descending to the backyard.
A single of the gangways prospects from the front gate to the opening amongst the property and office. It continues to the house’s entrance, which opens onto a corridor flanked by the kitchen.
The corridor culminates in a step down to the living and dining spot, which is lined with full-height glazed walls incorporating sliding sections that open onto the decking outdoors.
A timber staircase ascends to a little sitting and study location on the first floor landing, from which a corridor foremost in the direction of the rear of the home connects with the three bedrooms on this level.
The architects utilized black-painted timber cladding to the exterior of the first floor and weathered steel on the ground floor to contrast with the pale wood utilised all through the interior.
The topography of Chile’s dramatic coastline has been exploited by several of the country’s architects, who usually place houses on the clifftops or raise them off the ground to obtain better views of the Pacific. Mas Fernandez Arquitectos, LAND Arquitectos and L2C have all created current examples.
Photography is by Marcelo Cáceres.
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