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Puritama Hot Springs / Germán del Sol

  • 01:00 - 31 August, 2008
Puritama Hot Springs / Germán del Sol
Puritama Hot Springs / Germán del Sol

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  • Architects

  • Location

    B-245, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile
  • Architects

    German del Sol
  • Structural Engineer

    Fernando del Sol y Enzo Valladares
  • Contractor

    Salfa S.A.
  • Electrical Consultant

    Renato Lorca
  • Sanitary Consultant

    Francisco Cervantes
  • Constructed Area

    501 sqm long (wooden path)
  • Area

    88.0 sqm

From the architect. This thermal river flows generously in a secluded valley, 30 miles from the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

In its long course, it creates many natural pools to bath that have been used since ancient times, as the two existing Inca houses, prove.

The landscape work intends to give splendour to the place, poetically. And make a sustainable use ot the pools, possible.

Raised boardwalks treat the riverside grasses gently, and reveal the unique beauty of the river's long winding course, and the pools in it.

Two basic white concrete structures house all the facilities, and make the wild nature of the place, stand out.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Puritama Hot Springs / Germán del Sol" 31 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/5955/puritama-hot-springs-german-del-sol/>
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Bruno Bianchini · June 01, 2010

Puritama Hot Springs / German del Sol http://tinyurl.com/34dvhe6 (via @archdaily)

cocteau · September 11, 2008

i think it`s a beuatiful insertion to the landscape, the white volumes just matches the surroundings, like a mirror to the sky.

sullka · September 11, 2008

Is that a latrine or a shower in the bathrooms?

Tico · September 01, 2008

for me looks like a sweet mountain bike trail

leop · August 31, 2008

excuse me, in this case where is suppose to be the architecture?

architext · August 31, 2008

sometimes is important to remember that you don´t need special materials or structures to make good architecture.

Fred Den · August 31, 2008

so simple architecture... amazing.

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