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emA arquitectos: donoso house
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dec 29, 2012
emA arquitectos: donoso house


‘donoso house’ by emA, santiago, chile
image © marcelo caceres
all images courtesy of emA

 

 

commissioned by a commercial client who wanted a residence that would accommodate a range of spatial needs yet stand apart from the rest of the market,
the ‘donoso house’ in los dominicos, santiago, finds itself on an oddly shaped site with a steep slope. chilean practice emA arquitectos designed two long rectangular
masses that maintain a low profile at street level but expand as one makes their way into the site, extending views over the small nearby mountain range.
the lower level communicates directly to the exterior elements like the swimming pool, and contains double-height spaces and large windows. the entry level
is characterized by a clean white external surface resting upon the reinforced masonry lower section. several patios and terraces exist throughout the dwelling,
giving the owner a chance to be outdoors and creating a point for ventilation and natural light.

 

 


swimming pool
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


views out over the city
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


entry walkway between both structures
image © emA

 

 


(left) terrace
image © emA
(right) entry sequence
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


(left) exterior volume
(right) deck and sun shade
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


street level entrance
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


interiors with large windows
images © emA

 

 


living room
image © marcelo caceres

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level -1

 

 


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