Architect in ChargeNicolas Fones Claro
Located only 29 kms northeast of the center of Castro city, coming to the end of the peninsula we face an area filled with landscapes called Punta Aguantao. From this place we visualized a shelter for resting and contemplating the environment.
The goal was to create spaces where the private area could be distant from the public area, where children could have a special place and where visitors could take an important role within the house.
The kitchen was the starting point of the home. From there, all the other areas were organized giving it a favored view.
The house adapts to the gentle slope of the land, emphasizing the difference between public and private.
The natural light has an important roll in the construction; it joins in a penetrating way to the house illuminating all the enclosures with intensity.
The exterior area is incorporated to the house and manages to have the character of interior/exterior, being protected from the climate of the zone without limiting its use.
The roof has gradients that show which are the enclosures that are opened for the sights and which are the premises that direct the sight to a specific point, one opens the sights and other frames them.
The exterior materiality alludes to the used in the area, tinplate and wood. Being these the most occupied in the zone for the constant rains. The contrast of these materials is clear exhibiting tinplate in all the frontages and keeping wood protected.