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Laguna Verde House I / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos + Carlos Bisbal

Laguna Verde House I / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos + Carlos Bisbal
© Francisca Domínguez
© Francisca Domínguez

Architects: Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos, Carlos Bisbal Location: Valparaiso, Chile Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Francisca Domínguez

© Francisca Domínguez © Francisca Domínguez © Francisca Domínguez © Francisca Domínguez + 8

Project Area: 135.3 sqm Structural Engineer: Rodrigo Ortiz Construction: Andres Altamirano Site Area : 359 sqm Budget: 2236.2 Uf

The request for a second home is set in a rugged terrain on the coast, and must hold a lifestyle completely different from the city. This is mainly based on the possibility to assemble a group in a permanent relation between the environment and the interior spaces.

This is why the spaces are mainly placed in public and outdoor areas. The bedrooms are transformed into simple “roosts”: remote areas for the only purpose of achieving a good rest.

© Francisca Domínguez
© Francisca Domínguez

The slope of the place was used to dispose 3 levels, each of them with different views and angles. The first level, of double height, contains the common areas and the kitchen. The second and the third level contain the roosts and bathrooms.

© Francisca Domínguez
© Francisca Domínguez

All this is organized by an oversized grandstand-staircase, which runs through the place and is the main point of encounter. This main point of encounter is connected with all the outdoor terraces, which run around the perimeter of the house, creating various forms of access to both public spaces and the main terrace.

© Francisca Domínguez
© Francisca Domínguez

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Laguna Verde House I / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos + Carlos Bisbal" 27 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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