House 39 / Alex Plana

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Curicó, Chile
  • Architects: ALEX PLANA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  255
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Pablo Blanco
House 39 / Alex Plana - Windows
© Pablo Blanco

Text description provided by the architects. Casa 39 (House 39) is a 255 sq m house with a simple floor plan for a family that needs three bedrooms. Additionally, a small living room, which could be turned into a fourth bedroom service or guestroom in the future, is set slightly farther away from the kitchen area.

House 39 / Alex Plana - Windows
© Pablo Blanco

The house is nestled in a eucalyptus forest to the east of Curicó in Chile’s seventh region.

House 39 / Alex Plana - Forest
© Pablo Blanco

During the construction process, we sought to preserve the forest as much as possible, which implied building the house on a site with substantial permanent shade. As a result, a central feature of the design is a 5X2.5 m interior courtyard, which serves to distribute the space and ensure the common areas are well-lit.

House 39 / Alex Plana - Windows, Door, Facade, Courtyard
© Pablo Blanco

Moreover, the living room was raised from a height of 2.55 m to 5.1 in order to both take advantage of the natural light and create a view of the forest canopy.

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© Pablo Blanco

The southern face of the house is hermetically sealed off from its immediate neighbor by a black slate wall, which opens towards the east, where most of the vegetation is located.

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Cite: "House 39 / Alex Plana" 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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