5 Beams House

Situated on a hillside on the coast of Chile, the 5 Beams House bridges the gap between the land and sea. The concrete dwelling is nestled in the contours of the terrain and features five beams held up by walls to the east and west. These supports create a connection from the hill to the sea while offering privacy from neighboring houses. Internally, private spaces are semi-submerged into the site on the lower level and capped with a wall of sea-facing glazing. Public areas are located on the upper level and wrapped entirely in glazing for full views of the landscape. Sliding doors expand the rooms onto a terrace where a pool and lounge area overlook the incoming waves.

Photos: Sergio Pirrone / Gubbins-Polidura Architects

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