La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara

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Architects: Alejandro Dumay ClaroFrancisco Vergara Arthur
Location: Ocoa, V Región,
Contractor: Guillermo Delgado
Site Area: 10,000 sqm
Project Area: 185 sqm / 75 sqm terrace = 222 sqm
Design Year: 2008
Construction Year: 2009
Photographs: Mauricio Fuentes

The house is located in a rural central valley of Chile, in an area of 10,000 sqm. with a striking visual presence of the Coast mountain and the Cerro La Campana.

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The assignment is to solve a housing that allows a strong link between indoor and outdoor spaces, including compounds that integrate the entire family and friends as much as possible, and a special concern for energy efficiency project. 
The proposal to divide the public program audience (living, dining and kitchen) of the bedrooms, with a covered patio incorporating articulator access, circulation outside and barbecue.

© Mauricio Fuentes
© Mauricio Fuentes

East of the volume is located four bedrooms with capacity for 10 people in total, linked by a corridor outside, leaving the senior campuses (living, living room and master bedroom) with orientation towards the mountain range. In these areas extending the height of the space progressively from 2.4 mts. up to 3.5 meters., allowing a full view of the mountains and the surrounding environment.

floor plan
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Is defined to work with materials that provide a cleaner process in its preparation, such as wood, concrete and clay. In turn, they are considered passive thermal solutions, such as Trombe walls to the north, cross circulation of air, and shaded and double glazing and solar panels to heat water and photovoltaic panels future.

Cite: "La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara" 23 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    muy bueno! wonderful site relationship, engaging plan and clean detailing. Mies would approve!

    Have we seen any American houses of this caliber lately?

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    I really like the interaction between inside and outside: great prospect and refuge opportunities, transitions from public to private, options for living inside and outside – seems crucial for this kind of site. I’m curious how the users will appreciate it.

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    i believe it blends in with the natural surroundings and that the design is a simple but elegant design. thumbs up to the architects for creating something that is deserving of the surroundings.

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