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  5. Gabriel Rudolphy
  6. 2011
  7. SIP Panel House / Gabriel Rudolphy + Alejandro Soffia

SIP Panel House / Gabriel Rudolphy + Alejandro Soffia

  • 00:00 - 26 April, 2012
SIP Panel House / Gabriel Rudolphy + Alejandro Soffia
SIP Panel House / Gabriel Rudolphy  + Alejandro Soffia, © Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla + 18

  • Architects

    Alejandro Soffia + Gabriel Rudolphy 
  • Location

    Santo Domingo, Chile
  • Structural Engineer

    José Manuel Morales
  • Client

    Vicente Hidd
  • Materials

    SIP panels, wood
  • Cost

    U$990 per sqm
  • Area

    139.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Built with SIP panels (Structural Insulated Panels), this house is conceived as an attempt to rationalize this construction material and achieve a maximum optimization of its structural and dimensional qualities. The totality of the house was configured with two kinds of components: wall panels (122 cm x 244 cm x 11.4 cm) and split-levelpanels (122 cm x 488 cm x 21 cm). In just 10 days, 71 wall panels and 40 split-level panels were built. The loss of material was negligible.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

Through the configuration of spatial modules comprised of two wall panels and two split-level panels, inhabitable spaces measuring 6 square meters were built. These spaces are the result of multiplying these volumes along the length of their transversal axis according to standard surfaces of use. The house is comprised of the sum of these different spaces.

© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

The spaces are grouped according to traditional programmatic similarities, and are united by a central circulation system. The principal rooms are clustered toward the north, in the quest for an ocean view. The panels exposed on the exterior are fashioned as terraces on the second and third floors. The eastern façade of the house, close to a neighbor, is more closed-off, and the western façade opens up to the light and the view. The northern and southern faces of the house, as well as the terraces, are enveloped in a wooden skin.

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Cite: "SIP Panel House / Gabriel Rudolphy + Alejandro Soffia" 26 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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