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  7. Refugio La Parva / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados

Refugio La Parva / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados

  • 15:00 - 16 August, 2012
Refugio La Parva / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados
Refugio La Parva / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados, © Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

© Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Equipo de Diseño

    Mirene Elton, Mauricio Leniz
  • Arquitecto Oficina

    Cristobal Teixido
  • Constructora

    Eric Meinardus
  • Superficie Terreno

    570 m2
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Under the existing house is needed to build a shelter.

© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

Regulations and customer needs only allows a less risky operation, the existing building has to be suspended and diged under it to accommodate an apartment of 90 m2.

© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

The shelter is then defined in perimeters, divisions and slabs of concrete and a facade with windows that recognize a terrace and views of Santiago.

© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

The interior is coated with wood which hides the insulation and supports the natural lighting of the west front through some skylights in the areas with bigger depth.

© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

The design focuses on reconciling the construction of a floor socket to enable independent living of the two resulting units. The plinth is the base and the new topography of the house A.


The proposed language relates to the construction of stone walls and foundations. It is interesting to articulate both constructions in the unit and the contrast of its proportions. 


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Cite: "Refugio La Parva / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados" 16 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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