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House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro

  • 01:00 - 7 April, 2014
House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro
House Nº1 in Curacavi   / Felipe Combeau  + Pablo Alfaro, © Felipe Combeau
© Felipe Combeau

© Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau + 32

© Felipe Combeau
© Felipe Combeau

Position

The first step was to take a strategic position of the site and set up a landmark that could dominate the hilly and shrubby landscape. It is a 14x14 m square that contains the entire program in a single level.

Site Plan
Site Plan

West Elevation South Elevation Roof Plan and Details Axonometric + 32

Pass

The second step was to create a pass through the square in order to establish a clear way to enter and exit the house and internally separate the public areas from the private ones. This operation allows the box to break and make the outside enough permeable.

© Felipe Combeau
© Felipe Combeau

© Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau © Felipe Combeau + 32

Reaction

The pass operation introduces two additional axis systems to the original square, which guide the internal organization of the program following a centrifugal composition. In this way each room opens to a different space: distant views, sunny terraces, shaded terraces, proximity to native vegetation, outlook to the valley, etc. This centrifuge pattern also allows the wind to flow freely through the house in summer, so under the protection of the concrete slab, inhabitants can survive the intense heat of the season without the need of air conditioning.

Details
Details

Stereotomic

The entire house is made with a single structural system: double masonry walls made of handicraft bricks and a concrete slab for cover. Therefore, the conception of the project through a traditional, economical and solid construction system, strongly provides inertia in terms of gravity (earthquakes), weather and time.

© Felipe Combeau
© Felipe Combeau

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Cite: "House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro" 07 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/493277/casa-n-1-en-curacavi-felipe-combeau-pablo-alfaro/> ISSN 0719-8884
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