Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTALSave this projectSaveCasa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL Chile “COPY” CopyElemental’s design for Casa OchoQuebradas draws on the rugged landscape of its site, a cliff on the coast of Chile, to create a rugged, even primitive weekend house design of concrete volumes. Inspired by their idea that “a weekend house is ultimately a kind of retreat where people allowed themselves to suspend the conventions of life and go back to a more essential living,” the house is a simple composition which incorporates such features as a main room which can be opened up to the outdoors and a central open fire.More on Casa OchoQuebradas after the break+ 43Save this picture!© Elemental”To tell the truth, we have been trying lately to be as primitive as possible; in an era where the hunger for novelty is threatening architecture to become immediately obsolete, we are looking for timelessness.” explains Elemental. “In this case, the site and the program allowed for a natural move towards the archaic.”Save this picture!© ElementalSave this picture!© ElementalThe building consists of three volumes: one upright, which hosts the bedrooms and bathrooms; underneath a low, horizontal volume which includes the main living space, with an open fire; connecting the two is a skewed volume that acts as the chimney for the fire.Save this picture!© ElementalThe architects saw this fire as the centerpiece of their design, embodying their desired spirit of primitiveness. They were intent on “not a chimney (which is already something civilized), but a fire (which is one of the most revolutionary yet old achievements of man).”Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© ElementalThe house is mostly poured concrete, with the surface of the roof terrace finished in the same wood used for shuttering. “We expect these pieces to age as a stone, acquiring some of the brutality of the place but still being gentle for people to enjoy nature and life in general,” say the architects.Save this picture!© ElementalSave this picture!SketchesArchitectsELEMENTALLocationLos Vilos, Coquimbo Region, ChilePrinciples in ChargeAlejandro Aravena, Victor Oddó, Gonzalo Aretaga, Diego Torres, Juan CerdaDesign TeamAlexander Frehse, José Esparza, Carlos Portillo, Isaías Moreno, Clémence Pybaro, Suyin ChiaStructural EngineerLuis Soler P. & AsociadosMechanical EngineerGeocav Ltda.Interior DesignElemental / InterdesignClientOcho al Cubo ProjectArea289.0 m2Project Year2014PhotographsCourtesy of ElementalArchitectsELEMENTALProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?ArticlesEscola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects Save this picture!© ElementalWritten by Rory Stott Share Houses CopyAbout this officeELEMENTALOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousesLos VilosPritzker Prize 2016ChilePublished on July 07, 2014Cite: Rory Stott. “Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL” 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Casa OchoQuebradas / ELEMENTAL ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more