DX arquitectos' weekend house in chile references le corbusier's cabanon DX arquitectos' weekend house in chile references le corbusier's cabanon
mar 15, 2016

DX arquitectos' weekend house in chile references le corbusier's cabanon

DX arquitectos’ weekend house in chile references le corbusier’s cabanon
all images © pablo blanco




blending into the wooded surroundings in the outskirts of santiago in chile, locally-based firm DX arquitectos have designed a textured weekend house drawing reference to modernist architect le corbusier’s holiday home ‘cabonan’. conceived as a retreat for the family to get away from the city and engage with nature, the architects explore the traditional form of a hut to produce ‘cabana tunquen’.

the structure blends into the forested landscape




‘we sought to play with the hut’s iconic image by making it resemble a child’s drawing of a house, creating a formal tension between the object and its representation.’ – DX arquitectos

timber beams support the porch area of the retreat




its gabled form resembles a child’s drawing of a house with the entire external envelope wrapped in a dark timber paneling. the choice of material – left exposed – gives the structure texture which is relevant to its mysterious and isolated context. a porch area supported by beams resemble the nearby trees, and marks the entry into the two-leveled home.


the form takes its reference from a child’s drawing


the architects took influence from le corbusier’s cabanon built in 1952

a jacuzzi sits at the end of the porch area

the interior has also been wrapped in timber paneling

the upper balcony faces towards the hillside

cabin in the woods

illuminated at night


  • Dark stain makes it appear as if the site is downwind of an oil refinery without pollution controls. Nice shape tho’.


    JimCan says:
  • It looks interesting, but how can we tell without a plan?

    raymondo says:
  • The house is a good project, but there is not a single similarity with cabanon.

    Marco says:

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