Lo Curro House, Vitacura Home, Santiago Property, Chile Residence, Building Images

Lo Curro House: Vitacura Property

New Home in Santiago, Chile, South America design by Nicolas Loi architect

23 Nov 2015

Lo Curro House in Vitacura

Architects: Nicolas Loi

Location: Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

The house is located in Lo Curro, a residential area of Santiago, Chile. The area has some hills and forest, with a great view of the city of Santiago. The design strategy is based on a 7 x 25 meter rectangle, located over an existing parking space.

Lo Curro House

The ground level of the house is a continuous space than contains the family area, living room, dining room, kitchen and an interior courtyard. The bedrooms are located in the first floor, and there is a rooftop terrace on the top of the house.

Lo Curro House

Lo Curro House

The design tries to be the most simple possible in its shape – a rectangle-, and aims to put the design stress in the construction and materials. Several materials are used: concrete, wood, metal cladding, etc., in order to give intent and expression to the design.

Lo Curro House

Lo Curro House

The design aims to achieve an equilibrium between the abstract and the natural; to use the most simple and abstract geometry but to build it with gentle materials that make a connection with its users.

Lo Curro House

Lo Curro House

There is also an intent to emphasize the basic geometry of the house represented by 3 axis: Vertical, horizontal and the depth, as the natural position of the human being in the nature, (the vertical position of the human body, the horizontal horizon, and the depth of walking), with the nature, represented by the use of rustic materials, in order to achieve the balance between abstract construction and natural environment.

Lo Curro House

Lo Curro House – Building Information

Architect: Nicolas Loi
Location: Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Site Area: 5.000 sqm
Built Area: 250 sqm
Proyect year: 2011
Construction year: 2012-2013

Lo Curro House

Photos © Marcos Mendizabal

Wall House Residence Santiago de Chile images / information from Nicolas Loi

Location: Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

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