“Soplo”, Spanish for “breath”,
which breathes life, is the wind that passes smoothly through the openings. It
is the shapes that draws the wind on the sand.
This house is located in an
extraordinary urban space, it is proposed as a “pavilion open to the landscape”.
The back, which coincides with the access, is hermetic, closed by curved walls,
inspired by the experience of walking through the sculpture of Richard Serra in
Guggenheim Bilbao with my daughter Clara.
The curves are designed in a
double system of golden ratios, which give form to the “breath”.
It is a single-family house
located at the foot of Manquehue hill in Santiago. It does not require to be
considered as a special, or different, architecture, but instead is focused on
generating a homogeneous facade with the neighboring house (which belongs to my
sister), designed by the national architecture prize winner Luis Izquierdo. Thus,
Soplo House takes the lines from Rollan Zegers house, opening a great
territorial space to the view.
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