panorama arquitectos: D house in chile panorama arquitectos: D house in chile
jul 07, 2013

panorama arquitectos: D house in chile

‘D house’ by panorama arquitectos, Matanzas, chile
image © cristobal valdes
all images courtesy of panorama arquitectos



chilean studio panorama arquitectos has shared with us images of their single family residence on a cliff in matanzas 65 meters above sea level. the ‘d house’ is contained within a regular square volume clad in white wooden planks, keeping a subtle profile against the sea-scape. large voids of various sizes are carved out from the exterior envelope creating indoor and outdoor nooks, terraces, and assuring a well-lit interior with different views of the surrounding site. the top level containing the private rooms, by contrast, is rotated 45 degrees from the grid established by the footprint and ground floor. this simple and effective move creates double-height spaces and opens new relationships to the external environment, blocking the wind that may come from different angles throughout the seasons and providing new places of refuge from the sun.



image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



partially-covered exterior terrace
image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



stairs at a 45 degree angle to the ground floor plan
image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



social space on the ground floor
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kitchen and dining
image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



upstairs bedroom
image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes



image © cristobal valdes





project info:



location: matanzas, chile
architects: panorama / nicolás valdés, constanza hagemann + wmr felipe wedeles, jorge manieu, macarena rabat
built area: 96m2
photography: cristobal valdes

  • It´s really interesting..

    makearquitectura says:
  • Perfect surf retreat. Wow..


    JimCan says:
  • refreshing

    chris says:
  • great house in a brilliant spot. well designed rooms and excellent light conditions. just one question. the proximity of the sea and the exposed position and the numerous openings, recesses would suggest strong interference with wind. how is the noise level and how strong is the reaction of the house structure to winds/storm?

    michael snoek says:

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