Architect’s Statement: A weekend house located at a short distance from both Santiago and the Viña del Mar–Valparaíso conurbation, erected on an often misty, tree-covered side road.
Mirroring Corbusier’s cabanon style, this forest hut has been conceived as a haven for routine, a hideaway place to get in contact with nature.
We sought to play with the hut’s iconic image by making it resemble a child’s drawing of a house, creating thus a formal tension between the object and its representation. The overly large openings and the oak waste revetment assert this double interpretation, both ironic and pop.
Location: Tunquen, Algarrobo, Región de Valparaiso, Chile
Type: Residential – Houses
Area: 132 sqm
Architects: DX Arquitectos
Project Architects: Juan Luzoro, Federico Novoa
Collaborator: Pablo Hip
Photographs: Pablo Blanco Barros