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

emA arquitectos: donoso house

‘donoso house’ by emA, santiago, chileimage © marcelo caceres




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 poolimage © marcelo caceres

views out over the cityimage © marcelo caceres

entry walkway between both structuresimage © emA

(left) terraceimage © emA(right) entry sequenceimage © marcelo caceres

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

street level entranceimage © marcelo caceres

interiors with large windowsimages © emA

living roomimage © marcelo caceres



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