Project: 165 House
Architects: PAR Aquitectos
Location: Zapallar, Chile
Area: 3,304 sf
Photographs by: Felipe Cantillana
165 House by PAR Arquitectos
Located on a spectacular site on the central coast of Zapallar, Chile, the 165 House sits on a steep slope with stunning surroundings and breathtaking views. It offers just under 3,500 square feet of spectacular, contemporary living spaces with a strong connection to the outdoor spaces that offer exquisite outdoor living potential. It was designed by PAR Aquitectos, a name you might recall from our showcase of their Assemble House project in Las Cabras as well as their IC House project in Barnechea.
On a site located within a condominium on the central coast, with a steep slope and a configured existing central plateau, a single-family house was designed defining the option of laminated pine as a structural skeleton, according to its correct behavior in the face of demands and efforts and its adequate properties in humid saline climates.
As a principle, the upper crossing of 2 volumes of framed edges constructed by means of laminated frames in section 40×15 cm, diagonally braced according to the structural need to save the pronounced lights (4.5 meters) is worked.
In this way, 2 parallel reticulated beams are made up, arranged and supported centrally in such a way as to balance the overhangs at their ends.
The project image referring to the Meccano bridges of the middle of the last century follows from the above.
As a complement, one of the upper volumes takes off in a certain section, expanding its support with respect to the folded concrete body of the basement.
Meetings and assemblies are worked as hidden as possible, through a system of wires, nuts and connectors of the bulldog type, together with plates inserted into openings made to the structural parts.
The program is organized in 307 m2, distributed on the first level with the public rooms arranged in a central nave made up of the kitchen-dining-living-terrace sequence crossed by a double-height balcony and a private second floor with all the pieces and living room to be.