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. 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. 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.
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