Raul House / Mathias Klotz

  • 20 May 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Mathias Klotz
Location: Laguna de Aculeo,
Project Architects: (KLOTZ y ASOC), Magdalena Bernstein
Area: 180 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Mathias Klotz

Client: Raul Diaz
Structural Engineer: Patricio Stagno
Site Area: 6,000 sqm

Courtesy of Mathias Klotz

The Raul House is a getaway house for the weekend, located in the hills surrounding the Aculeo Lagoon, 60 kilometeres from Santiago. It’s for family use, developed in one level throughout a continuous space that gives amplitude and flexibility.

The house is located in the side of a hill with a strong slope that allows excellent views 180º from east to west, with views to the lagoon and the Andes Mountains.

© Leonardo Finotti

It’s rectangular plan includes a covered terrace to the north and east so the family can enjoy the views protected from the sun and rain in any season.

The low budget was a main issue so basic materials and technology were used in its construction. The structure uses concrete piles on its base, and a steel and wood structure for the rest. The interior was made with pinewood, using it on plywood boards and tables.

© Leonardo Finotti

The exterior of the house is dark so it can blend with the landscape, while the interior is white so the brightness increases.

Cite: "Raul House / Mathias Klotz" 20 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=373598>