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  7. Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 19 August, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres + 14

  • Collaborator

    Ernesto Silva
  • Structures

    Claudio Hinojosa
  • Construction

    Michel Filippi
  • Site Area

    600,76 m2
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© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

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
© 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
© Marcelo Cáceres

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Cite: "Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos" [Casa Chovar / Tidy Arquitectos] 19 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884