The house is located in the north hillside of Zapallar’s bay, on the coastal way, in an area with a slope of 30 %. There cross a ravine that brings the waters rains of the top sites.The best sights to the southwest are opposite to the good sun orientation of the volume, the pronounced slope and the privacy to the access road determined the form.

The house is located in the high part of the site, parallel to the slope, giving to all the enclosures possibility of sight by means of the disposition of these in one narrow row.The living dining room, kitchen and principal bedroom are located in the top level of arrival, and the children’s pieces and the play room in the low level.The exterior terraces and the covered court they remain contained in the volume of the house, framing the sights and erasing the lateral constructions.

Three retaining walls expand the house of the natural terrain, allowing the entry of the Sun to the first floor, shaping two courts against the hill. The first one, under the access of cars, characterizes the circulation of the first level. The second one relates the level of the children to the play room and the kitchen in the top level, transforming in the place where all the routes cross.On this court, it crosses the top volume as a bridge, leaving a roofed and different zone with the Sun. This court liberates of construction the band where the ravine passes.

The house was constructed in seen concrete, and the interiors re-dressed in wood. The walls of containment that go against the hill are of Zapallar’s typical stone.

Architect: Pilar García A., Carolina Portugueis W., Martín Labbé P.

Location: Zapallar, V Región, Chile

Contractor: Belco S.A.

Structure: Joel Contreras

Site area: 5,000 sqm

Built area: 396 sqm

Project Year: 2006

Construction Year: 2007

Building materials: Concrete, Stone, Wood

Photographs: Carolina Portugueis, Martin Labbe


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