MIRADOR HOUSE

santiago, chile

2002

MIRADOR HOUSE

santiago, chile

2002

MIRADOR HOUSE

santiago, chile

2002

The house is located on gentil slope of a hillside next to the andean mountains. This suburban area has been recently developed, but the natural landscape remains with all his caracter.

On this impressive geographical scene the project was undertaken as a single powerfull volume, somehow scaled with the landscape. The same formal direct plot was used to close the house on the public side towards the street, and to open it up towards the mountains. The upper cornice on this side counterpoints the mountains silloutte, meanwhile the floor blends with the topography, something that reveals the topological intentions of the house. The house adapts itself to the natural slope of the site with a ramp that articulates the main spaces. On the other hand, to open up views to the mountains, the roof remains as a single horizontal line, with its logical high gain on the interior spaces.

On this house, right in front of the andean mountains, the use of exposed concrete allow us to define a yearning of significance. On this place this material evokes the same timeless quality of stones, unifying primitive and technological aspects.

MIRADOR HOUSE

santiago, chile

2002

Location: Los Dominicos, Santiago, Chile
Project date: 2001
Construction date: 2002
Surface Area: 1.200 m2
Cunstructed Surface Area: 380 m2
Architect: Cristian Undurraga
Design Team: Taller Undurraga Deves, Mario Marchant.
Structure: José Jiménez – Rafael Gatica, Engineers.Builders
Contractor: Gerardo Infante y Compañia Ltda
Photography: Guy Wenborne