ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile
 

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile

conceived at the architecture department of interdesign, ochoalcubo (eight squared) is a pioneering project in the design of architecture in chile. its name symbolizes the selection of 64 prestigious architects that will create eight sets of eight houses, or 64 houses in total. ochoquebradas is the third and fourth stage of the ochoalcubo project, and it is an initiative product of the earthquakes that hit chile in 2010 and japan in 2011 — two very different countries united by the ring of fire.

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all images courtesy of ochoalcubo facebook page

 

 

located close to los vilos, in the chilean region of coquimbo, we already had the opportunity of presenting the first completed house in ochoquebradasalejandro aravena’s primitive and as we continue following the project, we like to share these images found on ochoalcubo’s facebook page on ryue nishizawa’s soon-to-be-completed house.

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ryue nishizawa’s house on ochoquebradas features one of his key work elements: a structure that seeks to achieve harmony with the landscape. on it, an undulating concrete slab — 30 centimeters thick and 50 meters long — seamlessly floats over concrete beams. with its waves directed towards the sea, the house creates a dialogue with its terrains from the land to the water. inside, the project wants to achieve maximum transparency by using large sheets of laminated glass without any frames, resulting in very little perimeter walls.

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

 

 

ryue nishizawa’s wave-like, dune-like house in ochoquebradas is scheduled to be open next month. 

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

ryue nishizawa's ochoquebradas house nears completition in chile designboom

 

 

project info:

 

architect: ryue nishizawa

project: ochoquebradas, ochoalcubo

location: chile

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