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  7. The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos

The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos

  • 13:00 - 8 August, 2015
The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos
The Mirador House  / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

© Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal + 22

  • Architects

    Víctor Gubbins Browne, Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Location

    Tunquen, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Victor Gubbins Browne, Pedro Gubbins Foxley
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Collaborator

    Guillermo Perera
  • Structural Calculations

    Luis Soler, Juan Erenchun
  • Soil Mechanics

    Hector Ventura
  • Plumbing

    Patricio Moya and Assoc.
  • Electrical

    ING. ICG Ltda.
  • Construction

    Benard Noel
  • Sculpture

    Roberto Holmes
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

Text description provided by the architects. After more than 40 years of enjoying the beach, the donkeys, the hill trails and coastline of Cachagua many changes have occurred. The changes in customs, architecture, the use of public spaces, and the arrival of brand and bank advertising in the town of Cachagua, one of the most beautiful places in the country, drove us to find new place where silence, the landscape, the individual and community equality were prioritized.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

We left the Fifth Region North and arrived at the Fifth Region South, moving closer to the coastline, looking more closely at the waves, rocks and seagulls. 

© Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

The landscape of Tunquén of our house, located in Punta del Gallo, one hour and fourty-five minutes from Santiago, is extraordinary. We enjoy the area so much that we are here as often as we can, because in this solitude we find our being and development, dedicating ourselves to reading, writing, watching, walks and talks. 

Section B
Section B

Ground Floor Plan Section D Section C Roof Plan + 22

We imagined the house project Mirador, elevated from the terrain, which allows us to see both the land and the sea at once. 

Because of its location and architecture, the house can be seen from far away both from the field and from the coast, highlighting the main floor supported by a smaller base volume, showing symmetrical cantilevered areas. 

© Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

© Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal + 22

The architectural concept reflects the memory of three visits to the Villa Savoye in Paris designed by Le Corbusier, a project of a summer house that Andre Wogensky asked me to design for a Parisian lawyer, located on the Mediterranean coast. This project, the design of 25 houses Serfacoop in Las Condes, and the Rotonda House in Peñalolén Alto all use a basic geometry, a solar orientation and communication with the site. 

Details
Details

The Mirador house rises from the ground assending to the main floor by a ramp, and is comprised of a large meeting space connected to two terraces that open to the sea and the countryside respectively on opposite sides, and two departments on both sides. 

© Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

The center of the great space is a double height area through which sunlight enters during the morning and the evening, and through which you may exit via a spiral-staircase to the roof terrace from which dominates the entire area.

Section D
Section D

The main floor described is based on a base volume where a changing room and bathroom is housed, for those who go camping or swimming at the beach.

© Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

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Cite: "The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos" 08 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771503/the-mirador-house-victor-gubbins-browne-plus-gubbins-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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