Tierras Blancas House

Atop a small hillside in Chile, the Tierras Blancas House is a work in progress. The current dwelling is comprised of two parallel volumes. Slightly offset, these two structures are joined by the main entrance. Their simple linear layout allows for modifications and additions over time. Materials also run in a horizontal manner with concrete on the bottom, a steel frame in the center, and a laminated wood on the ceiling. While most of the exterior is concealed by timber planks, glazed openings to the east and west afford the interior views of the rugged landscape and mountains beyond.

Photos: Felipe Fontecilla / Gonzalo Claro Architects

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