3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal

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La Unión, Chile
  • Architects: Estudio Diagonal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  161 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Nicolás Saieh
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  GRAPHISOFT, ARAUCO MSD
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3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Exterior Photography
© Nicolás Saieh

Text description provided by the architects. The tension between radical geometry and forest organic shapes shows the first architectural picture when you see this retreat. Highlights house and landscape enhancing natural beauty.

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Section 01

Request: comfortable rest place providing disconnection with work. For everyday use, but not intensive. Try to not disturb the natural surroundings conversely enhancing them.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Exterior Photography
© Nicolás Saieh

The place: it rises in a rainforest near La Unión city, south of Chile. After a long deciding walk it was selected the place near a risk on the short of Radimadi river, privileging the view, sunlight, and stream noises. This little, free of trees, the place was a perfect choice.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Interior Photography
© Nicolás Saieh

Program: Show on three acts. Start on the terrace with the same footprint as the refuge. It gives the sense of the space between the outside and inside. Is the place where people meet and have a barbecue.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop
© Nicolás Saieh

The journey continues on the first floor or the “day floor” which serves as the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Here people spend the rainy winter days observing across the double-height front window while taking a coffee around the woodstove.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Interior Photography, Bedroom
© Nicolás Saieh

Finally, the second floor or “the private floor” serves as a sleeping room and bathroom. The access is just a ladder to save footprint space and give more privacy.

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Plan - 1st floor
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Plan - 2nd floor

Dimensions: 3 by 3 meters on the floor. 2.4 meters height on both floors and 4.8 meters in the double-height space for verticals space sensation. The total is 15 square meters inside and 9 square meters outside.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Exterior Photography
© Nicolás Saieh

Materials: It uses traditional construction materials, easy to find on a budget. Standard pre dimensions pine wood. The construction techniques are common in local labor, but the structure is showing intentionally to appreciate the way it sustains.

3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal - Exterior Photography
© Nicolás Saieh

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Cite: "3x3 Retreat / Estudio Diagonal" [Refugio 3x3 / Estudio Diagonal] 05 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/964443/3x3-retreat-estudio-diagonal> ISSN 0719-8884

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