the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Chile
  5. Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
  6. 2013
  7. Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

  • 01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair, Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair + 36

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

Text description provided by the architects. The main challenge of the comission was to develop a housing solution both capable of optimizing thermal criteria, and to visually maximize the strata - vertical and horizontal - of the surroundings.

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

Located in an area of abundant vegetation, near the Minte bridge in Puerto Varas, the 5.000sqm site presented the best type of soil to set up base in a topographically irregular sector, with 15 % slope , a low density of vegetation and the highest levels of natural lighting.

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

Three design guidelines are defined:

1. Thermal optimization through programmatic compaction on three levels.
2. Maximization of the natural lighting coefficient, through wide openings to the north, and bounded ones able to <frame the context> in the other three directions.
3. Dilation towards the topographic natural level, allowing better adaptability to the terrain, minimizing earthworks, moisture transmission, and unnecessary logging of existing trees.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

-The project is developed using a three-dimensional matrix of 1.5x1.5mts. , through which spatial, structural, material and construction criteria are established .
-The resulting volume is defined mainly by the manipulation and combination of programme modules in three levels, which reflect the high amounts of rainfall of the region in its geometry.
-The programme is approached as a sequence from the most public at the first level (one space), to the more private on the second level (two units), and a bureau-hatch on the third level .

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

By means of a stereometric 5x5 " wooden structure founded on concrete handcrafted benches, the project lays on the topography, absorbing in its own structure the irregularities  of the bearing surface .

Section
Section

Morphologically it seeks to replicate strategies used in the XVIII century towers of the Osorno region, mainly by using a wooden structure in its entirety, a mono-material surface, a compact programmatic distribution, and the use of sloped roofs to drain rain water.

Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

View the complete gallery

About this office
Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Office
Cite: "Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair" 27 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509586/casa-cbi-sggb-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.