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Raul House / Mathias Klotz

Raul House / Mathias Klotz
Raul House / Mathias Klotz, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +30

  • Architects

    Mathias Klotz, Magdalena Bernstein
  • Location

    Laguna de Aculeo, Chile
  • Area

    180 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe, Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Mathias Klotz
  • Manufacturers

    Aisanglass, Isover, caca
  • Constructor

    Marco Maureira
  • Structural Engineer

    Patricio Stagno
  • Client

    Raul Diaz
  • Site Area

    6,000 sqm
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

From the architect. 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.  

Plan
Plan

Emplazamiento Elevación Sur Corte Elevación Poniente +30

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.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
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