Brujas House / DX Arquitectos

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos

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Las Palmas de Ocoa, Chile
  • Architects: DX Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  538 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2022
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Alonso Adasme
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Bosca, LP, Manacor, Streeto, Ureta
  • Lead Architects: Juan Luzoro
  • City: Las Palmas de Ocoa
  • Country: Chile
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Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Alonso Adasme

Text description provided by the architects. The project of this small shelter is conceived as an extension of the family home in Santiago; a mini pied-à-Terre, which during the pandemic allowed the family group long hours of family reading aloud, connection with nature, and calm. In those days, Terry Pratchett led the owners to discover the importance of the cabins for the witches, as a space that defines and perpetuates the stability and transit of the cycle of life.

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Garden
© Alonso Adasme

Casa de Bruja is located in an ecological reserve adjacent to La Campana National Park, where native vegetation predominates, dominated by quillayes thorns.

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Shelving, Table, Wood, Beam
© Alonso Adasme
Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Image 19 of 25
© Alonso Adasme
Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Living Room, Beam
© Alonso Adasme

With the strategy of locating the cabin on the ground, the aim is to achieve close communion with the landscape, reducing the footprint left by the built object on the site to the minimum possible. With this principle, this refuge connects with its surroundings, impregnating itself with its wild spirit and establishing a dialogue dominated by simple forms, and bare materials that transmit all the beauty of the authentic and invite contemplation and rest.

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Living Room
© Alonso Adasme

The Witch's House is projected on stilts in a 60 x 60 cm grid and 240 x 120 cm modules, based on a 4.80 x 7.20 cm floor plan and a loft with a sloping ceiling of 2.40 x 7,20. The space that is generated between the slope of the land and the horizontal floor plan is configured with perimeter partitions, which together with the aforementioned attic, reveals the strategy of achieving the maximum inhabitation of the projected volume, achieving a program were sleeping quarters, common spaces and a cellar.

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Alonso Adasme
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Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Alonso Adasme

Its structure is made up of seven wooden frames whose section “draws” one of its converging gabled roof elevations that defines the imprint of the cabin. The refuge was executed entirely in natural pine with local labor. As a treatment, the wood receives an indigo blue dye.

Brujas House / DX Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Alonso Adasme

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Cite: "Brujas House / DX Arquitectos" [Casa de brujas / DX Arquitectos] 14 Nov 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/992119/brujas-house-dx-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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