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Chilean House / Smiljan Radic

  • 01:00 - 1 January, 2009
Chilean House / Smiljan Radic
Chilean House / Smiljan Radic

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Lirios, Rancagua, Chile
  • Architect

    Smiljan Radic Clarke
  • Collaborators

    Danilo Lazcano, Gonzalo Torres
  • Structural Engineer

    Claudio Assar Olguín
  • Technical Inspection

    Smiljan Radic
  • Contractor

    Eugenio Durán
  • Constructive System

  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. These two houses -actually there´s only one built- recall the houses of tenant farmers in the Chilean countryside: the existing walnut trees haven´t been touched, the outside has been denied thanks to a whitewashed perimetral wall.

An inner courtyard with the possibility of being covered with an agricultural tarpaulin fixed to its wall to provide shade, an austere living room with bits of an exterior spread throughout the courtyard, a roof of painted untreated wood and bedrooms painted in bold colours.

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sanghyunkim · June 20, 2012
ONE ARQUITECTOS SCP · April 27, 2012

Casa chilena smiljan radic

Roberto Novelo Z · April 26, 2012

Casa chilena smiljan radic

architecture & arts · August 14, 2011

one of my fave residential projects:

bruno · June 13, 2011

Bonita, austera, simple, clara. Pero reconozcámoslo: INSOLADA!

SIMON LAVERDE · November 09, 2010

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eriq · January 21, 2010

Perhaps one of the most elegant houses I've ever seen. The tree-framing compositions are almost painfully poetic, the plan is beautifully simple. All at once, private, open, wondrous, and it even manages to respond actively to the site & climate. My firm has a project on this site nominated for Building of the Year, but I'm voting for this one instead! These guys are my new favorite architects. Outstanding, very well done.

mathias · June 10, 2009

Instant classic.

ade · May 31, 2009

this house has the "mies van rohe spirit" in the geometry of space. is it true...?

Vargas · April 26, 2009

Grande projecto, um exemplo como se pode fazer arquitectura de topo e de grande significado.
Muito bom...

mari · March 12, 2009

looks like a stall house by pierre koenig

ENRIQUE · January 19, 2009


atelier_mr · January 02, 2009

Compelling, though I only wonder about the deep Miesian beam framing between the courtyard and the tree. A beam the depth of the framing above the windows would have sufficed, unless of course it does something else. Doubtful.
Just a thought. Still beautiful.

fino · January 02, 2009

very poetic and site specific in the most honest way. bravo.

That is all.

Contemporary Art · January 01, 2009

I agree with musser. But even without them, I can tell this house is gorgeous. The photographer was very smart to wait for cloud cover; this house has a mystery that is very compelling. Those trees in the courtyard are stunning.

musser · January 01, 2009

I would really love to have seen a few interior photos.


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