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La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos

  • 11:00 - 10 November, 2016
La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos
La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos, © Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria

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© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria

Text description provided by the architects. The ordered  is a second home in Coyhaique, Chilean Patagonia, located on the River Simpson, on the outskirts of the city, 1.5 km from the city center.

© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria

The program includes a large space containing the main living room, open kitchen, 6 cabins on site, one guest bathroom and a suite room. The second level contains a wide open floor plan with access to a balcony.

© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria
1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan

Architecture, has its origins in traditional constructions southern end of Chile, which aims to support a hostile climate in winter, with snow, rain and cold almost all year. For these conditions and the material to be used, it was decided to raise the house to separate the field.

Exploded Axonometric
Exploded Axonometric

On the other hand, a budget bounded coupled with a scarce labor and basic technology, led to pose a simple type design wooden shed, to build without special construction details, all based on local pine wood, interior completions grooved plywood boards and covered with zinc.

© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria
2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

The volume comes from access hermetically coated by the same cover material (zinc plates) and opens fully to the views dominating over the river and the Mackay hill with a large terrace plank. The interior is completely made of wood and the house is assembled from a large table that also serves as a rest inside the staircase and in the terrace  as a second dining room.

© Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria

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Cite: "La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos" 10 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799092/casa-la-quimera-carlos-torres-alcalde/> ISSN 0719-8884
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