ruizsolar: guayacán house
ruizsolar: guayacán house
sep 14, 2011

ruizsolar: guayacán house

‘guayacán house’ by ruizsolar, san josé de maipo, chile all images © matias ruiz malbran

chilean-based practice ruizsolar has recently built ‘guayacán house’, a single family residence sited within the maipo valley in san josé de maipo, chile. elevated on a series of stilts, the dwelling is raised from the steep slopes allowing the lush vegetation to continue unaffected underneath the structure. open riser wooden stairs guide inhabitants to an entrance balcony with impressive vistas of the surrounding hills.

ruizsolar: guayacán house nestled on a steep hill

wrapped with wooden planks, the outward appearance integrates into its natural setting. the darkened patina of the steel panels surfacing the truncated facades minimizes the home’s visibility from a distance. the living and dining area borders large glass doors which serve as the entry portal from the deck and allow inhabitants to connect with landscape. two bedrooms flanking the common space have privacy walls with transverse outward views of the valley below.

ruizsolar: guayacán house elevated on pilotis

ruizsolar: guayacán house stairs to entrance

ruizsolar: guayacán house deck detail

ruizsolar: guayacán house view of landscape from the deck

ruizsolar: guayacán house facade detail

ruizsolar: guayacán house facade detail

ruizsolar: guayacán house sliding glass doors to kitchen

ruizsolar: guayacán house view from kitchen

ruizsolar: guayacán house kitchen

ruizsolar: guayacán house (left) corridor viewing kitchen from master bedroom (right) corridor viewing kitchen from second bedroom

ruizsolar: guayacán house bathroom

ruizsolar: guayacán house bedroom

ruizsolar: guayacán house chair in master bedroom

ruizsolar: guayacán house

metal panels clad the bedroom’s exterior wall

ruizsolar: guayacán house metal cladding

ruizsolar: guayacán house floor plan / level 0

ruizsolar: guayacán house section

ruizsolar: guayacán house section

ruizsolar: guayacán house elevation

ruizsolar: guayacán house elevation

ruizsolar: guayacán house section detail

  • real pity; how can we cook in this “kitchen” ? no details, no brains behindt ?

    samdunn says:
  • Beautiful aesthetic, but it seems extremely impractical and looks like it would be very cold (considering where it’s located).

    steve says:
  • ” allowing the lush vegetation to continue unaffected underneath” ? It won’t be the same plants with less light and water. Stop believing what’s written (or what you write) please. Nice lines, nice location too. Cheers,

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