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House 39 / Alex Plana

  • 00:00 - 17 April, 2013
House 39 / Alex Plana
House 39 / Alex Plana, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Curicó, VII Región del Maule, Chile
  • Contractor

    José Luis Pavez
  • Structural Engineer

    Ariel Avendaño
  • Area

    255.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

From the architect. Casa 39 (House 39) is a 255 sq m house with a simple floor plan for a family that needs three bedrooms. Additionally, a small living room, which could be turned into a fourth bedroom service or guestroom in the future, is set slightly farther away from the kitchen area.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

The house is nestled in a eucalyptus forest to the east of Curicó in Chile’s seventh region.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

During the construction process, we sought to preserve the forest as much as possible, which implied building the house on a site with substantial permanent shade. As a result, a central feature of the design is a 5X2.5 m interior courtyard, which serves to distribute the space and ensure the common areas are well-lit.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

Moreover, the living room was raised from a height of 2.55 m to 5.1 in order to both take advantage of the natural light and create a view of the forest canopy.

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

The southern face of the house is hermetically sealed off from its immediate neighbor by a black slate wall, which opens towards the east, where most of the vegetation is located.

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Hong My · April 18, 2013

Needless to say, the design is stunning. But one question, why now we have so many house just be built in the middle of the wood like this? are we continuously invade the forest! I feel worried

Juan Pablo De Gregorio · January 10, 2016 10:50 PM

the forest of eucaliptus is not a real forest

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