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House 2 / Eduardo Berlin Razmilic

  • 01:00 - 20 October, 2008
House 2 / Eduardo Berlin Razmilic
House 2 / Eduardo Berlin Razmilic

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect

    Eduardo Berlin Razmilic
  • Technical Advisors

    Eduardo Valenzuela, Gonzalo Santolaya, Juan Grimm
  • Client

    Withheld
  • Site Area

    1.600 sqm
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005

From the architect. Through an unconventional implantation, House 2 articulates the house's every-day program in a single level. Opposing the site's natural slope, the house and garden develop 3,5 meters above street level, via an elemental ground operation that transforms the preexistent rise in two main horizontal plans, above and below. Both realms are gradually articulated by architectural operations.

More than a parking lot, the 500 square meter court, porous and transparent, amounts to an access plaza, carefully designed and partially sheltered by the second's level large volume. This liberated place directs the observer toward the Central Patio, open at the center of the second level volume, and manifest in the plaza by a rectangular water tank. This Patio not only articulates the houses three stories, but also generates it's entrance through the staircase.

The program's proposition is clear and simple: one walkway circumscribed to the Patio, and articulated by the family room, meeting place by definition and reinforced by this duality of passing versus staying.

As in a screenplay, this circulation tells the story of the program in absolute equal terms: bedrooms, living room, kitchen, terrace, etc., create all possible programmatic relations without interference. Thus the house scale is preserved in a rectangular single story program holding over 500 square meters, with large spaces, with control levels common to compact projects, but autonomies common to disaggregated plans.

The third level holds a den and a large open terrace that dominates the Andes views and the abundant vegetation. This roof terrace relates to the lower level through circular perforations in the floor/ceiling contributing light but also showing each other reciprocally thus anticipating the whole through allusive fragments that allow our minds to reconstruct it.

By this unusual implantation, House Two relates and governs over three grand exterior spaces (plaza, garden, and roof terrace) allowing exteriors for an area equivalent to the original empty site's of 1,600 square meters.

In a minor scale, the house presents itself with simple Cartesian lines, net spaces, and rigorous studies on perforation of vertical planes. Most details lie in the very essence of the nude concrete applications, reflecting particular emphasis in material junctions and encounters in order to maintain elements at a minimum.

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Eduardo Berlin · December 14, 2011

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MoDe Studio® · December 14, 2011

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Rene Merino · June 27, 2011

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Winston Ramírez · June 27, 2011

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Eduardo Berlin · August 29, 2010

@mgsubercaseaux ;~) Gracias, MG. http://bit.ly/bCKOJM

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MacPunk · December 05, 2009

http://twitpic.com/s8tpz - My dreamed house is right here in Las Condes, Santiago, Chile: http://bit.ly/7MyVQX

MacPunk · December 05, 2009

no cachaba que la casa de mis sueños estaba tan cerca! http://bit.ly/7ZwaTn ... Oh, recuerdo cuando quería ser architecto...

How to Get Six Pack Fast · April 15, 2009

Hey, cool tips. Perhaps I'll buy a bottle of beer to that person from that forum who told me to visit your blog :)

marko · March 04, 2009

Because nude concrete sounds so much better than exposed concrete! (:

PEARL · March 04, 2009

loved every square inch!

charlie · March 02, 2009

Unbelievable detail and neatness. Powerful example of an undying paradigm. The ground level patio is simply astonishing... Congratulations to the team.

Enmanuel Larios · December 06, 2008

Un muy buen trabajo, la manera de utlizar el entorno, los niveles, cada espacio...los felicito¡¡¡

dorna · December 06, 2008

The house of my dreamssssssssssssssss

len · October 24, 2008

amazing dream house. Clear and certain decisions make this house a statement. Reminds me of marcel breuers' trailer house. GR8!

Richard M · October 22, 2008

A timeless work. This is a clear example of how a pure, abstract and apparently simple "exercise" can come through. My compliments to the team!

RM

Hamster · October 22, 2008

Nice house and excelent distribution...but a bit heavy (visualy speaking)...too much concrete I guess.

moein · October 21, 2008

Its ok.

Davod · October 21, 2008

Nice job, I remembered fall water House

Pierre · October 21, 2008

officially the house of my dreams. great work guys, i love your blog

hedgy · October 21, 2008

I like the circle shaped roof openings, they spread the light into the house quite nice, i had use the same technique in making a plan for a soda factory last year.

Kansas · October 20, 2008

To Clee,

It certainly has an overhead. Look at section I-I.

clee · October 20, 2008

im just a curious architecture student. but does the photo show that the stair way is leading up to no overhead which means it would allow the rain and weather to be invited into the home?

H Roth · April 05, 2010 09:32 PM

Nude Concrete! Yes, and beautiful work, Congratulations!

Javi · October 20, 2008

Amazing, good work!!!!

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