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Raul House / Mathias Klotz

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

  • Client: Raul Diaz
  • Structural Engineer: Patricio Stagno
  • Site Area: 6,000 sqm
© Mathias Klotz
© Mathias Klotz

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.  

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
© 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
© 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.

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