Designed in 2012 by Nicolás Lipthay Allen / L2C, this contemporary single-storey residence sits on a cliff within the Valparaíso Region, Chile.
Description by Nicolás Lipthay Allen / L2C Tunquen House, situated one hundred sixty km (one hundred miles) from the town of Santiago / Chile, is on the primary line of the waterfront on a cliff over 50 meters (164 ft) above sea degree. The home sits on the oceanfront in a contemplative and respectful method, as a body for nature and the setting. It is outlined as a single quantity of white concrete which is split into three areas. The foremost space homes the lounge, eating and kitchen, leaving at one finish the main bedroom and its providers, and on the different the bedrooms for youngsters and friends. This means, the home can set two scales of use, the primary is when the house owners are on the home by themselves, and the second is when they’re there with the youngsters or friends. The weather conditions of the world, dominated by a strong south wind, conditioned the design. Attached to the dwelling space is a courtyard that has a number of features, an important is to be outdoors sheltered from the wind, in reference to the view and the inside of the home. This similar courtyard supplies the entry, an outside eating space and backyard. The construction of the home is made up of a “bracket” of strengthened concrete which together with the fireside and the partitions of the outside courtyards form the projected quantity, the roof is predicated on beams and wooden, giving texture and larger peak to the areas.
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