La Reserva House by Sebastian Irarrazaval in Colina, Chile

Project: La Reserva House
Architects: Sebastian Irarrazaval
Location: Colina, Chile
Area: 1,506 sf
Photographs by: Courtesy of Sebastian Irarrazaval

La Reserva House by Sebastian Irarrazaval

When it comes to pre-fab houses, you need to see the La Reserva House in Colina, Chile. It was designed by Santiago-based architect Sebastian Irarrazaval back in 2006.
It is designed with a unique form constructed of steel, concrete and timber. Its exterior is quite geometric in shape but that only helps it attain as much view points of the surrounding landscape as possible.

It is a low-cost housing, 140 m2, to be sold and repeated in many places as concerned people exist. In this regard it relates to the idea of the container since it has no place.

With the purpose of reducing construction time, geometry is simple and the construction system is on prefabricated basis. Its arrangement is a cross shaped where, in order to embrace the nearby landscape, public areas are placed in second level in a 4 meters high cube.

This severe volume is covered with steel plates that create a double facade that gets hot and therefore increases ventilation of the space in between , refreshing the inner side of the wall.

With regard to materials, the building recognizes the inherent uncertainty and inevitability of weathering as a continuation of the building process rather than as a force antagonistic to it.

Sebastian Irarrazaval


Tags: Chile, colina, contemporary, geometric, prefab, reserva house, sebastian irarrazaval, steel

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