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Flashback: Casa Do / Cazú Zegers

Flashback: Casa Do / Cazú Zegers
Flashback: Casa Do / Cazú Zegers , © Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren

© Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren + 26

  • Architect

  • Ubicación

    Chigualoco, Los Vilos, Chile
  • Collaborators

    grupo AIRA (Juan Pablo Almarza, Pamela Liddle, Mª Luisa Zegers)
  • Area

    275.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structure

    OPH, Oscar Paredes
  • Technical Supervisor

    Eduardo Cortés
  • Constructor

    Eduardo Saavedra
  • Electric Engineer

  • Client

    Juan Forch / Francisca Vial
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© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren

A way of living inside two curving walls that shelter like a womb, over  looking the vastness of the pacific ocean, on the northern shores of Chile the project surges from the mandate of a house to be  used as a resting place, during weekends, summer vacations, etc. It is located on a family owned terrain, where other house, of different styles, already existed.

Architectural order is foundes on the will to create a womb matriy to protect against the vastness of the sea and at the same time, permits contemplation. From a warm interior.

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Access Plant

Planta Techumbre BB' Section Elevation Croquis + 26

Architectural will is that of substraction, therefore it is decided to build a concrete circle the way a well is constructed.Architectural meaning, is that of a circle transuer send by a straight line that contains the hours acces, and also separates public space from private one.The complexity of the solution comes from the intersection of two volumes; the surrounding circle and the straight regularity; where the circle inserts it self with the exterior, thus preventing the appearance of a new constructive way, but more like the notion of a water tank.

© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren

The architectural operation, is to inscribe a rectangle into a circle, generating a series of voids and fills void facing east and west, are used windows, whilst the fills contain two curved walls, being arcs of the circle that hols the slabs on 3 different levels, of living space. Intersection of the rectangle with the curve walls creates a central fountain of light.Carpentry is used in furnitures and objects d´art, in the central space, also the wooden staircase leading to the roof terrace


© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren

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Cite: "Flashback: Casa Do / Cazú Zegers " [Casa Do / Cazú Zegers] 23 May 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Hernández, Diego) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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