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House in Lo Curro / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

  • 01:00 - 27 October, 2010
House in Lo Curro / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
House in Lo Curro / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, © Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

© Martín Schmidt R. © Martín Schmidt R. © Martín Schmidt R. © Martín Schmidt R. +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
  • Contributors

    Cristian Riquelme
  • Landscaping

    Juan Grimm
  • Structural Engineer

    Enzo Valladares Paglioti
  • Builder

    Constructora Basalto
  • Predominant Materials

    Wood, Concrete, Stone, Glass, Water
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is Located in Lo Curro hill in the capital city of Chile, Santiago. The site, long and with gentle slope, is covered with a forest of eucalyptus trees planted 30 years ago and it is crossed by an irrigation canal. It faces north and has a front view of the southern slope of the hill with vegetation, and a side view of the area east towards the city and the Cordillera de los Andes. This site brings together the best of central Chile, in addition to being just minutes from highways and therefore connected to anywhere.

© Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

The commission came out of conversations with our customers about the formality and programmatic live in the city and the freedom of households out of it, this freedom was something they did not want to lose. The client wanted, "a modern but cozy house," We understood this as a comment to contemporary architecture, as boxes placed on the ground, turning the inhabitants into spectators of nature.

© Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

Organized by a glazed central corridor, the proposal extended as a house on the ground that invites people to explore it and enjoy it. This idea was emphasized in order to articulate the house with the landscape project. The program will then be distributed freely along this route, from a atelier room on the outside, through the public areas to the bedrooms. In this sense, the rooms take advantage of the slope and with through this set their spatial and hierarchical condition.

© Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

To make the house comfortable, the preferred materiality privileged materials and natural textures such as stone walls and wood floors. Soft cover coated waters slate tiles are structured on laminated beams made in Chilean native timber Coihue and the slabs were left at the light to add more complexity and pace to the ceiling.

© Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

To dilute the boundary between inside and outside, the windows are recessed in the floor and beams, sliding windows and doors are the only elements with frames and the stone walls of the garden terraces are introduced into the interior to reinforce the spatial continuity. The large window of the living room opens completely integrating the terrace and pool inside the house or vice versa.

© Martín Schmidt R.
© Martín Schmidt R.

Finally, the existing irrigation canal has been integrated to the house and landscape design, creating tiered lakes accompanying the tour, reflecting the environment, providing sound and moisture to the air. This channel ends in a 18 meters long swimming pool which resembles one more pond of the system.

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Mario Kessler · September 04, 2016

Is there anybody, who will think of all the birds which will be killed by flying against these - for them unvisib
le - glasswalls? This house is murder!

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The Big Black &amp; White Zebr · November 05, 2010

Great house... time to buy some new furniture!

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Pierre, verre et eau :)
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Dennis · October 28, 2010

love it, well done

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Donara · October 28, 2010

As if You're on the nature. So nice.

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António · October 28, 2010

Although it looks a bit "Fallingwater" (it's a compliment -not an ofense) it's very well done - loved the cross sections though I couldn't figure out were the kitchen is

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fallingwater because of the material?

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Trevdor · October 28, 2010

Agreed, the landscaping is great. Building is too.

up_today_arch · October 27, 2010

Very interesting composition of buildings and stream with pools...

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