Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

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Santiago, Chile
  • Collaborator: Ernesto Silva
  • Structures: Claudio Hinojosa
  • Construction: Michel Filippi
  • Site Area: 600,76 m2
  • Project Architects: Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
  • City: Santiago
  • Country: Chile
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Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of a single family house of approximately 200m2, located in a residential neighborhood in the foothills of the city of Santiago.


The block where the property is located corresponds to a succession of similar lots, about 20mx30m. The plastic exercise begins with a closed volume towards the neighbors and open in the longitudinal direction of the site. A window on the upper level of the east facade opens up to the views of the Andes, maintaining privacy with a high sill.

© Marcelo Cáceres

This limits views from the outside to the inside, and reciprocally, outlines the hills selectively eliminating the immediate plane of the city.


The program responds to a layout customized to the lifestyle of its occupants. In this sense, we gave volumetric prominence to the three major programs located on the first floor: kitchen, dining and living. Each dislocates from the larger volume, oriented in different directions to visually dominate the courtyard area.

© Marcelo Cáceres

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Cite: "Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos" [Casa Chovar / Tidy Arquitectos] 19 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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