This house by Triangular is set in the center of a "Hualles(Patagonian Oak)" and "Ulmos(Elm)" forest, with the Colico Lake in the distance. The home stands on a base that allows wild plants to grow through it in order to achieve minimal environmental intrusion.
The plan begins with a northeast-oriented rectangle that breaks and separates to protect the existing trees. As a result, two bars are planned facing the forest's solitary clearing, which acts as both a garden and a source of solar radiation.
The distribution of the home is governed by two notions. First, there are "family vacations," and there is a demand for both huge gathering areas and locations that are completely independent of one another. To do this, inner courtyards are created to divide each precinct. The second notion is that of flexibility of usage. Four categories are developed to accommodate for the volatility of users: family, parents, children, and visitors. They were all divided in two volumes that are linked together by glazed internal bridges that traverse the forest.
Each space's position is dictated by the views of the region and its requirements for sunshine based on the hours of use. As a result, the bedrooms were exposed to the morning sun, while the public spaces were exposed to the midday and afternoon sun.
In terms of materiality, the proposal began with the concept of a charred log, with the bark protecting the inside. In this illustration, the metallic coating protects the acetylated wood of the intermediate facades and the pine of the internal walls.
Finally, the home is constructed with a concrete base that absorbs the slope of the ground, enabling the forest to pass through while also separating the floor from the dampness of the soil. A succession of prefabricated wooden panels and frames form the structure and geometry of the home and are located atop this plinth. Despite the complexity involved in the execution of the irregular frames that make up the main volume and the breaks in roofs designed to allow viewing the foliage of the trees from the inside while also allowing the entry of natural light into all areas of the house, this prefabrication helped to reduce the time of construction.
Photographs by Nicolás Sánchez.
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