Hualle House is a 230m2 family home located in the southern Araucania region of Chile, renowned for its natural beauty. Place ResponseThe house sits on the central brow of the land, taking advantage of the aspect afforded on all sides by this elevated position. Approaching by road the house appears as a prominent simple black form on the hillside, reminiscent of large agricultural pitched-roof sheds found in the area. Sitting on a gently sloping site in the rural foothills of the Villarrica volcano and the lake below, the house embraces this natural environment and the outstanding views afforded by its privileged setting. The two-storey building form and orientation is a response to this sloping terrain of the land and the microclimate of the area. Building FormInitially conceived as a simple rectangular volume, the design evolved through a series of manipulations and interventions to create the more sculptural form of the building:1.Extending the building footprint on the south side, creating an irregular floor plan and volume;2.Cut-out in the volume to signify the entrance; 3.Recess to the north facing glazing at ground level;4.Roof geometry transformed into a series of folding planes.
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