gubbins arquitectos places concrete casa mirador by the chilean coast gubbins arquitectos places concrete casa mirador by the chilean coast
aug 14, 2015

gubbins arquitectos places concrete casa mirador by the chilean coast

gubbins arquitectos places concrete casa mirador by the chilean coast
photography by marcos mendizábal




with a panoramic views to the distant cliffs of the south pacific and the chilean coast located in valparaiso, victor gubbins browne of gubbins arquitectos created ‘casa mirador’, a residence that is a paean to the iconic villa savoye by le corbusier- in which the chilean architect visited during his childhood. the modernist structure is actually their holiday home, comprised heavily of concrete, it is a tribute to the french architect and brutalist buildings built during the sixties and seventies.

the house is an appreciation of the land and landscape of the region




rising above the ground, it is seemingly supported by a single, smaller volume at its base, while generating symmetrical cantilevered areas. the structure is aimed to appreciate its location, and context, despite its dominant form. the double-height main area is entered through a ramp, where a large meeting space connected to two terraces opens out to the sea and the countryside. simultaneously, a spiral staircase leads up to a roof terrace and as a whole, because of its prominent location and architecture, casa mirador can be spotted from far away from the countryside and coastline.

a ramp rises to give access to the main floor

the house is a homage to modernist le corbusier’s villa savoye

the residence overlooks the cliffs of the south pacific

terrace with ocean views

a spiral staircase leads up to the roof terrace

casa mirador in chile

roof plan

floor plan

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