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Las Trancas House / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

  • 09:00 - 6 July, 2015
Las Trancas House / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Las Trancas House  / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews, Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

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Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

Text description provided by the architects. Las Trancas house is the first of a series of new constructions on this . It’s a starting point for the colonization of this property, located on the banks of lake Calafquen near Coñaripe. A virgin place which must be tamed.

Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

For this first construction, the project’s logic had to be as fitting to local knowledge as possible, because due to the terrain’s characteristics and the difficulties of access, most of the materials, techniques and workmanship used would have to be local, presenting a somewhat technically atemporal construction.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

On the other hand, architecturally, the house had to be able to mutate or adapt, because of it being the starting point of a colonization project, there was no way of foreseeing what uses it would be given today or in the future.

Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

It presents the construction of a wooden pavilion, mounted on stilts, on a very steep site, located close to the lake shore. Meant for various and flexible uses, which may vary within time according to future requirements, it’s placed dominating the property.

Section AA
Section AA

Programmatically, a service volume is built. It stands as support or back up for the free plan which, thanks to a sliding panel system, can be divided into different spaces when required.

Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

In response to the heavy weather conditions of the area, an A roof structure is projected to shelter the interior, which steps back on three of its corners forming a ledged perimeter for protection against heavy rain or sun conditions.

Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

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Cite: "Las Trancas House / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews" 06 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769531/las-trancas-house-cristian-irarrazaval-andrews/> ISSN 0719-8884
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