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AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

  • 01:00 - 12 October, 2011
AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani, © Nicolás Saieh
© Nicolás Saieh

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lo Barnechea, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Engineer

    Cristián Delporte
  • Lighting

    Mónica Pérez
  • Constructor

    Yon Gallastegui
  • Site Area

    2842 sqm
  • Project Area

    841 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs


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AL’s house is located in Lo Barnechea District at Santiago’s foothills. Its volume locates like a longitudinal bar perpendicular to the street with the double purpose of facing North (Sun and better views) and allowing a big free space for the garden. The proposal consists of a barbeque gridiron – external kitchen at one end of the area in order to embrace the place.

As usual in our works, we chose a unique building material, in this case, reinforced concrete and just one finish, which was the organic texture of color from the area’s dry fields. All woodwork, windows, and floors are made of cedar wood. Interiors are entirely white in order to allow the light bounce and multiply architectural light filtering through walls and ceilings. The roof is a relaxation place, resulting in a cedar wood deck that allows a space to be open to surrounding geography.

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TheArchNarc · March 26, 2015

This is a respectable take on the white modernist box holiday mansion, with a pleasant, synchronous landscape design. Given the length of the building, the numerous skylights, full height glazing, fenestrated roof and floor slabs and a considerable price tag, I doubt the choice of white interiors has anything to do the need to "allow light to bounce", as the author may describe, but is rather an aesthetic choice to be consistent with successful precedents within this building's typology.

The angular window awning on the west elevation appears to be somewhat incongruous with the otherwise rectilinear logical long elevations. The photographs also show significant weathering to the awning of the northern roof, which is often the case with buildings that have no eaves. I would hope that this building is heavily occupied, because at 841 square metres, it is a huge property to call your home. Nevertheless, it would be a fantastic lair for a James Bond villain.

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Cihan Kaygusuz · October 14, 2011

Great!

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Morteza Davari · October 13, 2011

excellent! what a beautiful house!
if i was there,i would go to see it from near.

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