Casa R

The client had purchased a plot of land in the region of Santiago, Chile. Excited about its location and its landscape he thought of the site as a perfect refuge from the city. The plot itself had elongated proportions (200x25 meters) and considerable slope.

Built manually with off-the-shelf materials, the goal was to make best use of the buildable area. The project was conceived as a primary act of man to occupy the land and so the structure would simply serve the basic needs of its occupants. From the roof, which works also as a terrace, one gains a dominant view of the valley. A white envelope wraps the single space structure. This simple geometry contrasts with the landscape and is a reference that is easy to spot from a distance. 

  • Project Year
  • Location
    Santiago, Chile
  • Area
    45 ㎡
  • Architects
    AE Architects
  • Photographs
    Raul Erazo
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