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Windy House / Estudio Valdes

  • 01:00 - 26 September, 2009
Windy House / Estudio Valdes
Windy House / Estudio Valdes, © Alejandra Demaria
© Alejandra Demaria

© Alejandra Demaria © Alejandra Demaria © Alejandra Demaria © Alejandra Demaria +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santo Domingo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Estudio Valdes / Leonardo Valdes- Alejandra Demaria – Federico Prieto
  • Lighting

    Sandra Bordoni- Carolina Palacios
  • Landscape

    Juan Grimm
  • Main Materials

    Concrete, Petorca grey stones, Cypress wood
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This vacation home consists of two separate living areas that reside in a single home. This is an ideal vacation situation for extended family (grandparents, parents, and sons and daughters) as the home provides plenty of privacy for both families.

The house is located on the coast of Santo Domingo, (Region V of Chile) in the upper part of the border coast which resembles a balcony over the beach with a great view at the pacific ocean.

© Alejandra Demaria
© Alejandra Demaria

The Santo Domingo coast is defined by its windy landscape, with predominant winds from the S-W. The "s" is the reason why the house works as panel, keeping the terrace and swimming pool area very tranquil; the living room works as a “bifocal” between the ocean view and the terrace, protecting the back of the house from excess wind.

The overarching concept of the house is that of a strong concrete module with great detail. Pilars and beams are accented by stone, basalt, cipres wood and glass. This orden goes to the whole project bringing harmony to the house in its details.

© Alejandra Demaria
© Alejandra Demaria

The structural module is demonstrated inside the house via the beams of house behind the tiles, the openings and closings between dwellings, and finally bringing at last a module order trough the whole project.

At last the house works as a boutique Hotel where each passenger enjoy the pleasure of each room and the elegance of the public spaces wich are very confortable places to be. The kitchen as and example it s worked as dining room keeping out materials often use to this spaces.

© Alejandra Demaria
© Alejandra Demaria
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Barry Hill · October 28, 2009

what an amazing house, great layout, very textured and sits well on site. Two thumbs up

Bu.* · October 21, 2009

Wish I was rich enough to live in one of

eriko · October 16, 2009

esta muy hermosa la casa .. el lugar en la playa y una ilumincaion asombrosa ralmente un gran logro!! ya me imagino en una junta familiar tipo año nuevo !! q bonito seria tener una casa asi.. felicitaciones

lester · September 30, 2009

wonderful house.
I want one. =)

theChavacano · September 29, 2009

This house is sublime, the choice of the materials could not be more accurate,

oscar falcón lara · September 29, 2009

Excellent.! I like how they framed the stone walls with columns and beams, somehow looks stately. The interior and plan look quite unique, creating spaces outside and saving the views and making it all work so nicely. The use of materials in this project is just incredible.

daniel · September 27, 2009

what a lovely layout . my first instinct would have been to expose the main garden towards the ocean . but this is probaly the way to do it right . to have a sheltered intoverted garden and putting all of the main and important functions facing the sea . i realy liked the position of the main entrance which immediatly ofers a vista to the ocean and than the long inner "road" again with the open vista outside with its double height section and the beutifull exposed beams . this is the kind of house you don't tend to see nowadays. most of the houses look more or less the same with similar motifs . this is an architects house . function matters most here . the only way i belive true architecture should be like . and what a smart way of using the local givven topography , the house glides harmoniously
over the slope .
by the way this house is ment for two families ?

manuel martin · September 26, 2009

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Architecture+Molding · September 26, 2009

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mike · September 26, 2009

the interiors somehow remind me of villas from the 1960's, but in a very positive way! Love it.

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