SGBB Arquitectos, meaning Sebastian Guevara and Guillermo Bustos, gathered a great team that delivered another astonishing project in Chile, Puerto Varas. For those who appreciate and know their work they will observe here, once more, their affinity for black wood constructions.
The house was built on a 5000 m2 terrain, in a region with a lot of vegetation and optimal conditions for daylight to penetrate the house.
Several main guidelines were considered in the construction of this house:
First of all, it had to be efficient from a thermal point of view and be able to harmonize with the environment.
Second of all, given the vegetation surrounding the building, they had to maximize the natural lighting to the North while maintaining the equilibrium with the rest of the house.
Third but not least, they had to take into consideration the topography, adapting the construction to the terrain, minimizing the risk of soil movements and humidity affecting the building.
The outstanding house built on a wooden structure was also carefully designed to let water drain under the decks built on the irregular terrain.
Text: Diana Porumboiu