Into the wild – La Quimera House, Chile

Into the wild - La Quimera House, Chile

From the architect. This is a second home in Coyhaique, Chilean Patagonia, located on the River Simpson, on the outskirts of the city, 1.5 km from the city center. The house includes the main living room, open kitchen, 6 cabins on site, one guest bathroom and a suite room. The second level contains a wide open floor plan with access to a balcony.

Architecture aims to support a hostile climate in winter, with snow, rain and cold almost all year. For these conditions and the material to be used, it was decided to raise the house to separate the field.

The interior is completely made of wood and the house is assembled from a large table that also serves as a rest inside the staircase and in the terrace as a second dining room.

[h/t archdaily.com]

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Architects: Ruca Proyectos

Location: Aysén Province, XI Región, Chile

Area: 114.0 sqm

Project year: 2015

Photographs: Ignacio Santa Maria

Manufacturers: Arauco, Interlight