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

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’.

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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

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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.

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the form takes its reference from a child’s drawing

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

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a jacuzzi sits at the end of the porch area

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the interior has also been wrapped in timber paneling

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the upper balcony faces towards the hillside

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cabin in the woods

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illuminated at night

 

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

    Marco
    Mar 17, 2016
  • It looks interesting, but how can we tell without a plan?

    raymondo
    Mar 15, 2016
  • Dark stain makes it appear as if the site is downwind of an oil refinery without pollution controls. Nice shape tho’.

    Jim

    JimCan
    Mar 15, 2016

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