O House / 01ARQ

O house, chile / 01arq
Photograph © Mauricio Fuertes

The house is located north of the city of Santiago in a suburban neighborhood called La Reserva.

The triangular site has a slope that descends to the north of the site.

O house, chile / 01arq
Photograph © Aryeh Kornfeld

On the first floor the house is buried creating a retaining wall to the south and west. This operation allows to locate the parking lots next to a wide ramp that connects the street with the main entrance of the house.

Access is articulated by a water mirror, two concrete walls and a window that shows the interior space.

O house, chile / 01arq
Photograph © Mauricio Fuertes

On the first floor the project proposes to have maximum flexibility in living spaces; they can make up a single space when the sliding wall that separates the kitchen with the dining room is open. During the summer the glass facades are hidden behind concrete walls, transforming the living and dining rooms in a large covered terrace that joins the outdoor pool and garden.

O house, chile / 01arq
Photograph © Mauricio Fuertes

The kitchen opens to the south through an interior courtyard; this space organizes the service programs.

The second level contains bedrooms, bathrooms and the TV room, all four facades are covered by a skin of wood slats that is separated to the walls so the wind can pas throw optimizing the climatic comfort. This skin is folded to allow views of the valley from inside the house.

O house, chile / 01arq
Photograph © Aryeh Kornfeld

The vertical connector located in the center of the house provides access to a roof terrace, from here you can see the valley and the Andes Mountains, this element also creates an upward airflow that allows the temperature drops inside the house last the hot summer months.

Project Details:
Location: La Reserva, Colina, Chile
Type: ResidentialHouses
Area: 325 M2
Architects: 01ARQ
Architects in charge: C. Winckler, P. Saric, F. Fritz

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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