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CGM House

  • 01:00 - 25 June, 2012
CGM House
CGM House, © Ricardo Torrejon
© Ricardo Torrejon

© Joaquin Velasco © Ricardo Torrejon © Joaquin Velasco © Ricardo Torrejon +52

Program

The main challenge of this house was making a ‘primary residence’ compatible with the context and environment of a ‘vacation house’. There were two basic requests at the beginning of the design process:

© Ricardo Torrejon
© Ricardo Torrejon

  • The house should be able to facilitate an intense social life with relatives and friends, adults and kids.
  • At the same time, it has to be able to house ordinary family life, with all the intimacy and privacy that involves.

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

This lead to the basic design form: Independent volumes (not just independent rooms) housing the different aspects of the program which can be easily isolated at every moment from the rest of the house: 1. Parents, 2. Common Spaces, 3. Children, 4. Service.

Location

© Joaquin Velasco
© Joaquin Velasco

‘Hacienda Los Aromos’ is a private urbanization 20 Km away from the central Chilean coast. The lots spread along the peninsula, surrounded by the ‘Embalse Los Aromos’, a regional water reservoir, which is also used for recreational purposes.

The building site is a 5.000 sqm, continuous 30° slopped lot, facing east, with great views towards the local mountains and over the reservoir. The first step was to build a large platform by means of a zigzag concrete retaining wall, which provides resistance but also allows oriented views.

© Joaquin Velasco
© Joaquin Velasco

Form

The general layout is a sort of hamlet. The volumes articulate each other, facing different directions and generating consolidated exterior fragments, which are sun shaded and protected from the coastal winds that rise in the afternoons. These exterior fragments work as a small urban space in between volumes (tall enough to shape them) where terraces and balconies converge, absorbing the extra density of guests and visits.

section 05
section 05

The 3 main volumes are similar geometrically, with lofty spaces and upper terraces. But the internal configuration varies in each case. What we intended was a ‘theme and variations’ exercise.

© Ricardo Torrejon
© Ricardo Torrejon

Material

On principle, the house was ‘made in place’. We almost did not use ‘products’ but only ‘materials’. It was planned to sustain significant abuse, so it would ‘age’ and not merely be ‘ruined’ over the time.

© Ricardo Torrejon
© Ricardo Torrejon

We found about 40m3 recycled 2’’ red oak from demolitions nearby. The wood was scraped off and used primarily as the outer covering of exterior ventilated walls. The best pieces were used in the interior as exposed timber and upper level flooring. With the shorter ones we made stairs, interior veneer, doors, guardrails, and kitchen and bathrooms countertops. The rest was used in the service area, fences and landscaping. And debris was used as firewood.

section 06
section 06

Lower level paving runs all along the house, even in the kitchen and bathrooms, and is made out of polished quartz stained concrete.

Cite: "CGM House" 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/247678/cgm-house-ricardo-torrejon/>
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44 Comments

Noha · April 29, 2013

Big fan, love the design...

Mohannad Almousa · August 21, 2012

ONE DAY :) CGM House / Ricardo Torrejon http://t.co/27AqTRp2 http://t.co/eXeM8p1i

Arcee ? · August 17, 2012

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Anna Frenchy Meyer · July 07, 2012

Could definitely live in this house! http://t.co/ORNPEMV4

Andrei P · July 06, 2012

Chile con carne

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Ziger/Snead · July 02, 2012

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Pierre Koenig · July 02, 2012

This home is just beautiful! http://t.co/bxA1DPyK thank you, @ArchDaily for sharing.

Jasem Nadoum · July 01, 2012

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Tara Lea · June 28, 2012

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Diana Mora · June 27, 2012

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Konrad Hamala · June 26, 2012

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Davide Maria Zema · June 26, 2012

Avrei giocato con un contrasto molto forte. Peccato, l&#39esterno e l&#39illuminazioni sono perfetti.
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zoomstudio · June 26, 2012

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WT · June 26, 2012

Nice composition of the entire building!

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Joshua Divelbiss · June 26, 2012

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??? Maeve · June 26, 2012

@ahce_jie this one also used timber.. maybe your colours could be kinda like this? just a suggestion ;) http://t.co/GwCOyGAT

Luis Bolaños · June 26, 2012

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Sahar Ghazale · June 26, 2012

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EnTerreno · June 26, 2012

Mira esta casa que se construyó en #Limache con fachadas recicladas de roble rojo. ¿Qué te parece? http://t.co/jFRRSjsy

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Nathalie CARA · June 26, 2012

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Dau Ly · June 26, 2012

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Davide Traina · June 26, 2012

reflections of the landscape http://t.co/JXiXpXPn via @archdaily

Tania Barbero Martín · June 25, 2012

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WeAreAllConnect · June 25, 2012

2 in 1. A house turned home...
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Raul FN · June 25, 2012

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stephen silvestri · June 25, 2012

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Arquitectura · June 25, 2012

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EM · June 25, 2012

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Tania Barbero Martín · June 25, 2012

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ACH_DESIGN M-SK?N · June 25, 2012

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Giotto Design & Mkt · June 25, 2012

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Brenda · June 25, 2012

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Gill · June 25, 2012

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Juan Marín · June 25, 2012

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