10×10 House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

  • 24 Oct 2012
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Architects: Nicolás del Rio / Max Núñez
Location: Las Condes, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects: , Max Núñez
Associate Architect: Felipe Camus
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Erieta Attali

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Project Area: 700 sqm
Reckoner: Mauricio Ahumada
Landscaper: Teodoro Fernández
Lighting : Douglas Leonard

The project is located in the suburban foothills of Santiago at 880 meters above sea level. It’s on a corner site of 1,500 m2 facing northwest.

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The number of meters built, which were requested as part of the brief, covered almost half the area of the site.

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The different zones of this relatively conventional program are visually related to each other, to shorten the physical distance between and encourage greater interaction among inhabitants.

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On the outside, the house has a more severe look, with more controlled framing and views to block the gaze of neighbors and the noise from nearby streets.


The house has 3 exceptional elements: a shady patio of 10 x 10 meters, a beam bridge suspended over the patio, and a palatial entrance hall where the main staircase is located.

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The choice of using concrete, with identical details for the interior and exterior of the house, gives the project a coherence that homogenizes the diversity of volumes and spaces. Thus, it emphasizes the structure and the contrast between open and opaque facades.

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All the spaces of the house are arranged around the central 10 x 10 patio. The house has two floors; the common spaces are located on the first floor and the private spaces on the second floor.

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Looking from the house to the city, 800 meters to the northwest, you can see the Chapel of the Benedictine Monastery of the neighborhood of Las Condes.

Cite: "10×10 House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez" 24 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=285386>