the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Chile
  5. Bedodostudio
  6. 2013
  7. San Esteban House / Bedodostudio

San Esteban House / Bedodostudio

  • 13:00 - 4 October, 2015
San Esteban House / Bedodostudio
San Esteban House / Bedodostudio, © Enrique Soza Valenzuela
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

© Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela + 11

© Enrique Soza Valenzuela
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

Text description provided by the architects. San Esteban is a little rural town located in the Andes pre-mountains of the V region of Chile, just one and a half hours north from Santiago. The house is set on a very steep ground that provides spectacular views of the cordillera de los Andes.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The house main concept evokes one big roof or coverthat shelters the housing program. Every room directly relates to the scenery through a glazed façade that moves in and out allowing inner spaces to communicate with light patios and semi outdoor terraces all sheltered by the roof eaves. The roof or cover emerges from natural ground level, with a slope that generates higher interior spaces against the perimeter glass façade. In order to keep the horizontal relation, all the interior walls and volumes maintain a single height, while the roof or cover is sustained by metal pillars that stretch to different heights in relation to the roof slope.

© Enrique Soza Valenzuela
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

As in plain sight and without any makeup is how we like to refer to the project concept of materials use, which is basically concrete, wood and steel. Materials applied as purely as possible, plain concrete for walls and floors, pinewood boards for the façade without varnish nor painting and for the outdoor terraces raw paint less pinewood boards. As for the metals, black color was chosen so as to harmonize the texture and looks of both steel and aluminum used in the glazed walls.

© Enrique Soza Valenzuela
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

In this philosophy the house subtly touches the terrain topography and its cover fulfills the role of completing the surface leveled by the house setting, minimizing the house impact on its surroundings, scenery and nature.   

View the complete gallery

About this office
Bedodostudio
Office
Cite: "San Esteban House / Bedodostudio" 04 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774672/san-esteban-house-bedodostudio/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

San Esteban 别墅 / Bedodostudio