LocationPuerto Octay, Chile
Text description provided by the architects. Maitén House is a country holiday house located on the southern region of Chile near Puerto Octay city. On the shores of the Llanquihue Lake, overlooking the Puntiagudo, Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes
This plot of green pastures becomes narrower while descending towards the lake, bounded between two streams with impenetrable forests of Ulmos, with a beach at the lake shore.
The clients have a very big family, 8 children’s and 12 grandchildren’s, our proposal was to fragment the program into several smaller cabins, giving independence to the families of the sons or guests and then the Maitén House was conceived as a common space to shelter the guest of the cabins and with a master bedroom and 3 rooms for single children’s.
The position of the house in the first row to the lake left to common areas and cabins in a rear area, which is why it was designed taking all private areas towards the ends, leaving a double height with the common areas in the center giving a transparency to the back of the house. This connection to this “Back” is enhanced by burying the first floor, access, parking and services.
Materiality of local agricultural buildings present in the region , with solid skirting, wooden facades ajar ventilate and illuminate , metal roofs that eventually oxidized blend in with autumn woods and sunsets. Materials which in Maiten House are being reinterpreted to work in harmony with the landscape.