B8 House

56.02 Architects designed the B8 House located in an area characterized for strong winds that run through the pacific coast. Here is the project description: All the “wet” areas and the BBQ are condensed in a one wall that runs through the entire south facade, this decision helped to create more flexible spaces. One of the main goals was to expand the constructed area, without increasing the original budget assigned to the house, to the related activities and situations that would Read more [...]
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Junquillos Chapel

Claudio Baladron & Diego Grass designed a new chapel for 100 people in the remote countryside of Southern Chile. The chapel is made with a wooden barn structure over a concrete platform, with corrugated metal cladding in the outside and pine boards in the inside, plus 100 chairs, lectern, altar, virgin figure and a cross. Photos by Felipe Fontecilla Via SpaceInvading Read more [...]
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Olisur Factory by GH+A

GH+A designed a building clad in wood and glass for olive oil manufacturers Olisur, located 200 km south of Santiago, Chile. The simple forms of the closed principal volume are complemented by a smaller volume made of wood and glass which houses the offices and services. The building employs sustainable technologies such as geothermic energy, natural lighting and natural ventilation, creating a favorable mood for work and the production of quality olive oil. Photos by Read more [...]
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Lake Rupanco House by Beals Architects

The house, designed by Alejandro Beals & Christian Beals, is located on the edge of lake Rupanco, in the south of Chile. The house is organised in two parallel volumes in a woodland clearing, with each element oriented towards its optimum rapport with the landscape. The outside of the house blends in with the surroundings by borrowing the shapes and textures fo the buildings in the area. The structure is of pine, the facades of treated pine and the interior facings of untreated mañio and Read more [...]
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Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Arquitectos Office

The new office of Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Arquitectos is located in the Office Building Vanguardia located in Santiago, Chile, that was designed by them. The entire building is made with a single material, steel painted in white. You can find it inside and outside of the building, even in the hall access, a six heights space with interior balconies. The architecture office is an open L shaped plan around a courtyard of 11 x 11 meters which represents the extension of the workshop and offices. The Read more [...]
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Rural Route by Ronald Hernandez, Marcelo Valdes & Osvaldo Veliz

Ronald Hernandez, Marcelo Valdes & Osvaldo Veliz, all three architects students in the University of Talca, Chile, projected and builded seven wooden modules placed in an old rural route. The seven modules are used as information points and, specially, as places to rest. Via designboom Read more [...]
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Casa 11 Mujeres by Mathias Klotz

Casa 11 Mujeres by Mathias Klotz is build on a cliff-top near Santiago de Chile. The brief was to provide a second home laid out on three levels for a couple with eleven daughters, whose ages range from four to twenty, and to provide all services, a master bedroom and spaces for entertaining and guests. Divided in three floors, the house was built with bare concrete with wood floors, glass, and steel on a 45 degree slope looking down the beach. The bottom floor contains shared spaces, while Read more [...]
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Observation Deck in Pinohuacho by Rodrigo Sheward

Rodrigo Sheward designed this beautiful observation deck located at the highest level of Pinohuacho, Chile, and faced with the Villarrica volcano. The volume of 40 tonnes is 7 meters long x 3,6 meters wide x 3 meters high, built from 96 pieces of wood. Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Dos Robles House by Diego Aguilo & Rodrigo Pedraza

Dos Robles House, projected by Diego Aguilo and Rodrigo Pedraza, is located between Pucón and Caburga in Chile, near the Trancura River. It is a weekend house for a couple with grown children, that has more than one room to receive guests. The big living area is lofted to two mezzanines that are connected through a suspended passage. The house also has a terrace facing northeast. Read more [...]
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