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lucernas house in chile by 01 arq
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nov 15, 2012
lucernas house in chile by 01 arq


‘lucernas house’ by 01 arq, catemito, chile
image © aryeh kornfeld
all images courtesy of 01 arq

 

 

chilean practice 01 arq has recently completed the ‘lucernas house’ in the small farming town of catemito, 20 kilometers south of santiago at the base
of chena hill. the plan is composed of shifted rectangular masses with a solid linear datum that provides the circulation from which the supplementary
program branches out. the uniform height of the single-storey orthogonal dwelling is broken up by protruding boxes that jut up into the sky which
contain the windows like large light-wells that not only extend views to the landscape but also illuminate the interior laterally and from overhead and
helps to ventilate the dwelling in the hot summer months. the structure is made of traditional reinforced masonry, painted dark grey on the exterior
to blend more naturally into its agricultural surroundings. extruded geometries in plan create supplementary spaces that carry through to the open air,
such as the open terrace that frames views to the north. the open-plan white interior is composed of large sliding glass doors that can divide private
and public spaces as needed.

 

 


(left) large concrete pavers lead up to the entrance
(right) protruding windows extend views and allow daylight into the space

image © aryeh kornfeld

 

 


orthogonal openings and forms make up the structure
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neutral grey tone lets the structure sit comfortably on the site
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tall window wells extend views to the horizon and sky
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(left) open courtyard area framing views
(right) bench integrated into the structure
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kitchen and living room
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(left) view from the window
(right) kitchen
image © aryeh kornfeld

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


roof plan

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

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