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3-Element House / Tomás Swett

  • 01:00 - 20 July, 2011
3-Element House / Tomás Swett
3-Element House / Tomás Swett, © Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Tomás Swett
  • Collaborator

    Juan Ignacio Diaz
  • Engineer

    Alex Popp
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Photographs

From the architect. Building a new house in a land where there was an existing one floor house of 300 square meters, keeping only 50% of the construction and demolishing the rest, was the client´s requirement because of the poor state of the original house and its location in the land.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

Part of the client's requirements was to get a new image house, creating a new access associated with a courtyard, living spaces connected with outside areas and an independent main room with views to the landscape.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

With these 3 requirements, we proposed to work with two main operations. First, a few first floor extensions should define several programmatic courtyards as an entrance area, barbecue area, garden and playground. Second, almost all the new program should be on the second floor to release the land, with a new building material which creates a new image of the house.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

With the first operation, we defined different programmatic areas in a continuous garden. We projected a new living room and terrace area, defining a barbecue and a pool zone. Also, we extended the bedrooms area and we defined a playground area and a private terrace.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

In the second operation, we worked with 3 stone elements to give a new look to the house which brook to the flat geometry of the original house. These 3 elements defined a double-height entrance, a second interconnected living room with an outdoor terrace and finally, the main room as an icon volume, dominating the garden and landscape.

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nematolla Aghasi · April 06, 2015

very Alee. not Harf. very Mareke. dameton hat. nokarim bemola darbast az 3rahe azari ta khode rasht

elen riga · September 09, 2011

Tomas Swett. ???? ??? ????? ?? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ??????.http://t.co/Q4XewBW

Santi Maggio Savasta · August 18, 2011

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Juan Posadas · July 30, 2011

Nicely done. I want to live in a house like this one day. #Bigprops http://t.co/DUrGoFV

Ufficio Arquitetura · July 26, 2011

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Grudge · July 20, 2011

Looks like a frankenstein made of several Dwell issues. oh and Sunset magazine. too much for "listening" to the owners. Next time you'll do better.

Sludge · July 21, 2011 11:37 AM

Yeah, those silly owners. Why would you listen to them? They only have to live in the building. Much better to design to suit anonymous website critics I think.

Fudge · July 20, 2011

I very much enjoy the relationship between the entrance canopy and balcony and garden wall. The back garden pebble courtyard is also well composed. Nice work.

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