This house is located in Algarrobo, a town on the Pacific coast, south of Valparaiso, Chile. Garcia de la Huerta and Gleixner architects find a clearing among the lush vegetation and draw a perfect grid extending in a forest of ordered volumes, Algarrobo House.
Algarrobo House, prefabricated architecture, resine smell
Algarrobo House is divided, a volume with the common areas program and an another with private areas. Or we could also split a cake or play with a lego following the modulated structure. Or even we can differentiate between full and empty spaces, inhabited and free areas, circulations or terraces.
The pieces are individually diluted to organize the different environments. Trees and natural light arise through all windows of Algarrobo House. Reading a book, having a coffee or just having a rest becomes a real pleasure in this full Chilean nature.
Architects use the prefabricated, warm, cozy, simple and clear wood to set the different spaces. The bedrooms, the living room and circulations find their moment of privacy with a look at the landscape. Sociability and living in the house allows that moment of independence and freedom.
Algarrobo House is the time between tension and release when the pen glides uncontrolled breaking the rules. The architects allow us to enjoy the contrast between the orderly but sensitive and delicate that makes the project a wonderful bittersweet taste.
Photography by Sebastian Aedo | Estudio Apulso