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Finger Joint House / LAND Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 30 November, 2010
Finger Joint House / LAND Arquitectos
Finger Joint House / LAND Arquitectos, © Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

© Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nogales, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architects

    LAND Arquitectos
  • Structure

    Manuel Ruiz
  • Construction

    Juan Vicencio
  • Area

    277.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. We encountered a degraded agricultural site, which takes its value primarily by the distant view to the mountains and vineyards. So we wanted to create a new landscape concept and give new values to the immediate areas within the site, through the architecture and its interaction with the site.

© Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

For achieving this we apply a simple strategy that we called “finger Joint” . JOINT: The point at which two parts join into an artificial structure. Architecture (artificial) + Field (artificial site, degraded agricultural land). This results in the arrangement of interlocking volumes (finger joint) with the terrain, shaping a new landscape. The "Landscaping" becomes active or functional, as these green voids in between the volumes provide ventilation and cools down the indoor temperature.

© Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

Also, these voids are covered with vegetation that protects the wood from the strongest sun exposure from the north avoiding premature aging. The voids as yards have a functional role for the house too. The major views from the inside were direct o to the surrounding hills and vineyards.

© Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

Green patios, cross-ventilation and opening to the prevailing winds to cool down the house White ventilated wooden covering on the outside walls.

© Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

For the complete photoset you can visit Cristobal Palma's website.

Cite: "Finger Joint House / LAND Arquitectos" 30 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/91962/finger-joint-house-land-arquitectos/>
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What type of wood is this building cladded in?

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